This book is designed exclusively for divers and aquarium hobbyists. Covering all the world's species - 83 angelfishes and 121 butterflyfishes - it is the first comprehensive guide to these popular families. Few other fishes are so intimately related to the coral environment as butterflyfish and angelfish, and none exhibit such a remarkable array of dazzling color patterns.
Every species is illustrated in full color, with extra photographs provided for the very different juvenile and sex-related forms of some angelfishes. This valuable reference contains a wealth of information pertaining to behavior, life history, distribution and aquarium maintenance.