This book uses an innovative concept to allow easy retrieval and identification of species. It includes a systematic classification and detailed description for each fish and describes points of interest and differences between similar species.
Updated with corrections 2018.
Rudie H. Kuiter, the principle author and photographer, started diving in 1964. He began drawing and photographing the various species, most of which were unknown at the time. He has published scientific papers on biology and descriptions of new taxa, and articles on seahorses, seadragons and other aquatic life have appeared in magazines around the world. Timothy J. Godfrey has been researching the atolls of the Maldives since 1986 when he started work as a dive instructor and guide on safari boats. He is also the author of the books Dive Maldives, Atlas of the Maldives and the Maldives Divers and Travellers Map.