The Rockfishes of the Northeast Pacific by Milton S Love, Mary Yoklavich & Lyman Thorsteinson
From sleek shortbelly rockfish that resemble mackerels to heavy-bodied cowcod, the rockfishes display a bewildering array of shapes, sizes and colors. Some of the most important marine fishes on the Pacific Coast of the United States, rockfishes often comprise more than 90% of all fishes living on a rocky outcrop. Yet intense fishing and changing ocean conditions have sharply reduced the numbers of many species. Populations of some species are below 10% of their unfished levels. The Rockfishes of the Northeast Pacific is the most comprehensive book ever written on this marvelously diverse group of fishes. 2002. 416pp.