The World Atlas of Marine Fauna is an exciting new comprehensive volume by Rudie H. Kuiter and Helmut Debelius. Those of us who have grown to love the World Atlas of Marine Fishes will have great expectations for the Marine Fauna edition which illustrates a great breadth of invertebrate marine life with over 4200 images. The focus of Marine Fauna is on the tropical shallow water marine invertebrate species which are most likely to be encountered by divers and the ornamental aquarium trade. The sneak peeks of the inside of this book shows some absolutely exquisite photo spreads with a few more larger images per page than we’ve seen in the Marine Fishes edition. This hefty book carries the hefty price of $155 which may seem like a lot but it is still infinitely more affordable than trying to buy a dozen different books to cover the same range of subject matter. The World Atlas of Marine Fauna will start shipping October 31st and we look forward to seeing it in person.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.