A Guide to the Rockfishes, Thornyheads, and Scorpionfishes of the Northeast Pacific by John L Butler, Milton S Love & Tom E Laidig
Rockfishes and their close relatives are some of the most important fishes on the Pacific Coast. They occur on reefs, around sunken wrecks, and in kelp beds, and they often comprise more than 90 percent of all the fishes living in these locations. Unfortunately, some species have been heavily overfished. In spite of wide interest and their considerable importance, identifying these closely related species, particularly under water, can be challenging at best. With over four hundred color photographs of both juveniles and adults, this is the first book to present all of these remarkable fishes in one guide.