The fishes of New Zealand are part of the Indo-Pacific fish fauna, by far the richest in the world. This guide covers many bony (or teleostean) reef fishes belonging to the super class PISCES, class OSTEICHTHYES, and discusses their habits by day and night, their modes of life, diet and relation to their surroundings. Each fish is illustrated with at least one full colour photograph. There is also an authoritative section on fish design, as well as classification.
Wade Doak is a natural history photographer and author of world renown, respected for his documentation of New Zealand's marine life.