Seahorses And Their Relatives - By: Rudie H Kuiter
Revised from Seahorses, Pipefishes and their relatives, this book is by far the most comprehensive publication of the world’s Seahorses and their relatives ever produced. It has been enlarged, more than 100 pages added and includes the recently named as well as many new species.
Fishes of the order Syngnathiformes, collectively known as syngnathids, are amongst the most unfish-like of all fishes. Appearances of many is often bizarre and species such as the Leafy Seadragon are outright spectacular. Their names speak for themselves: seahorses, seadragons, pipehorses, pipefishes, bellowsfishes, flutemouths, trumpetfishes, and seamoths, relating to their unusual appearance, in particular to their body or head shape and long their tubular snout.
Seahorses with their vertical posture and bend-down head are by far the best known and popular. Therefore they are comprehensively covered in this book, and included for this group are special chapters on their origin, evolution, world distribution, aquaculture of species for the aquarium trade, why such a trade, and how well they are really doing in the wild and the myth about them being threatened.
Also presented here are all other the known syngnathid members, as well as closely related families including all ghost pipefishes, seamoths, and representatives of others.
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