A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes|Valerie A. Kells
A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes : From Alaska to California
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A comprehensive, beautifully illustrated guide to West Coast marine fishes.

From the Arctic waters of Alaska to the southern tip of California, this fully illustrated guide captures the stunning diversity of fishes along the western coastlines of the United States and Canada. The combined work of renowned marine science illustrator Val Kells and distinguished ichthyologists Luiz A. Rocha and Larry G. Allen, A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes: From Alaska to California is this region's most current and thorough fish identification guide.

Whether you are an angler, scuba diver, naturalist, student, or teacher, you will find every fish you're trying to identify, each shown in lifelike detail. The book's coverage extends from shallow, brackish waters to depths of about 200 meters.

Key features include
Over 950 illustrations of adults, juveniles, and color variants
Descriptions of 157 fish families and almost 700 species
Text presented adjacent to the illustrations
Concise details about the biology, range, and distribution of each species

Poised to become your go-to reference, this guide will find a welcome spot on your boat, in your backpack, or on your bookshelf.


  • ISBN-13: 9781421418322
  • ISBN-10: 1421418320
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publish Date: March 2016
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Page Count: 376
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP