在本书初版大获成功后,我们决定对《印度洋-大西洋海兔分类》一书再版。读者可从FISH ID上购买。



本书初版由Terrence Gosliner,ángel Valdés和David Behrens三位海洋专家撰写而成并一售而空。现在,我们觉得是时候再出版一本新书了。我们决定在新书里展示新发现的185种海兔,以及它们的照片,鉴别方法和科学分类。新版将会包含2138种在印度洋太平洋海域所发现的海兔,为读者带来一个全新的海洋世界。


为什么本书范围仅限印度洋太平洋海域呢?因为热带海洋实在是太辽阔了,印度太平洋海域南起印度至南非,往北延伸至红海到夏威夷群岛,复活岛以及玛贵斯岛一带。这一海域包含了世界上大部分的热带海洋生物。世界上目前已知的海兔有3000多种,而其中的40%仅仅在印度太平洋海域中发现。


就像我们前言所说的一样,海兔虽然不像其他礁岩生物,例如SPS和鱼类那般耀眼夺目,但它们对我们来说依旧极其重要珍贵。它们同样多姿多彩,有着极为有趣的生活习性。也许人们只是对它们缺乏认知而已。

 

本书的再版将于十一月一日发行,如果您有兴趣了解这种海洋生物,可以购买本书。本书售价65美元(折合人民币451元)。


原文:

After such a successful run with the initial run, there is now a second edition of the book “Nudibranch and Sea Slug Identification: Indo-Pacific” available for purchase from the team at Fish ID.


The initial book by Terrence Gosliner, ángel Valdés and David Behrens sold out and seemed like a better idea to revise and put of a new book as there are now 185 new species showcased in the new book.  also now includes additional photographs of species, an identification key, and an up-to-date classification. The new book illustrates 2138 Indo-Pacific nudibranchs and sea slugs, including many undescribed species and features photographs, an identification key, and up-to-date classification.


Why limit them to the Indo-Pacific region? Besides being the largest expanse of tropical ocean in the world, the Indo-Pacific region goes from the Indian Ocean coast of southern Africa, to the Red Sea and all the way out to the central Pacific of the Hawaiian Islands, Easter Island and the Marquesas. We know this region supports the most diverse marine fauna of any place in the world for most groups of marine organisms and there are 3,000 described species of nudibranchs and sea slugs in the world and at least 40% of these have been found exclusively in the Indo-Pacific tropics.


As we mentioned in our first review of the book, although nudibranchs and sea slugs aren’t the rock stars of the reefing world like the fuzzy sticks and super colorful fish, they hold a place near and dear to us. Their colors are absolutely stunning, their behavior intriguing and maybe the lack of understanding makes them more compelling.


The 2nd Edition hit the stores on November 1 and if you’re looking for something for that special reefer in your life, you can grab a copy for $65.