This book will forever change the way you think about reef fishes! The groundbreaking text offers underwater naturalists a detailed overview of what is presently known about the behavior and ecology of reef fishes inhabiting the waters of Florida, the Caribbean and Bahamas. The enjoyable fact-filled text is lavishly illustrated with 475 marine life photographs, many capturing spectacular fish behaviors never before documented. Readers not only learn about the nature of the fishes sighted on every reef dive, but also learn when and where to observe many of the most dramatic behaviors. Chapters include reproduction, life cycles, feeding, colors, camouflage, symbiosis, cleaning, senses, sound communication, marine life management and 15 fish family profiles.