This recent book by a friend of mine, Andrey Ryanskiy, showing live animal photos of seashells. It runs about 266 pages and is full of extraordinary photographs of extraordinary animals--and I would say that even if Jeanette and I had not contributed some of them! If you're interested in what the animals of seashells look like, this is a worthwhile acquisition. It is available in soft cover hardcopy from Amazon or ebook format from Reef ID Books.
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Nudibranchs of the Coral Triangle became the only guide to nudibranchs on the market with an up-to-date 2022 taxonomy after its major update (November 2022)
This book is a field guide, an assistant for the identification of nudibranchs species in the region. It is designed for divers, underwater photographers. The book presents 1060+ species nudibranchs that can be found and photographed in depths and regions accessible to recreational diving. Photographs, showing color variations and age differences are included. A lot of species covered by this guide have never before appeared in field guides or popular books.
Compact text blocks provide information about Common name, Latin name, family, geographic distribution, size, and the most distinctive features. An extensive photo index at the beginning of the book helps you to find the right group of nudibranchs, especially for readers who have not yet mastered their names.
Nudibranchs or sea slugs occur throughout the world’s oceans and are present in many marine habitats. The greatest diversity of species is found in the Indo-Pacific tropics with a concentration of species within the Coral Triangle (CT), encompassing the waters of six Southeast Asian countries: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Malaysia, Timor-Leste and Solomon Islands. This global epicenter of marine biodiversity covers only 1.6 percent of the planet’s oceanic area, but attracts an increasing number of divers and underwater photographers, including nudibranch lovers.
A major update to Nudibranchs of the Coral Triangle book. (2022) It serves to fill a gap in the general public's understanding of nudibranchs in the years since the previous guides were published and a lot of species were described by scientists.
Corrections have affected several dozen species, some of them are quite common. A lot of "sp." were described, some well-known species has their names changed.More info →
Fantastic and comprehensive guide to coral reefs crustaceans! All shrimps, crabs and lobsters you saw or would like to see while diving or snorkelling are described in this book. Praise to the author for all the hard work put in when collecting the photos! Must have for all ocean lovers, divers and UW photographers! - from review of our customer.More info →
"The Maldives presents such a rich variety of marine life, that it is important to understand what you are looking at underwater, whether you are a diver or just snorkeler.
It looks great. Excellent photographs, fun facts about marine life. If you are going to visit the Maldives this book is a must-have. Highly recommended!" - customer review