Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries (2005) 15:177–187 Springer 2006 DOI 10.1007/s11160-005-2171-5 Book review Ginger Garrison, Peces de la Isla del Coco Fishes. English and Spanish volumes. Most of all the Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INBio), introductory materials and the lists at the end have Santo Domingo, Costa Rica, 2000. 392 pp. nothing to do with identifying ﬁshes. This is a beautiful picture book. It is a feel- The volume only considers less than half (140) good salute to environmentalists and environ- of the 356 (we add 90 species, Table 1) ﬁsh species mental organizations working on Cocos Island. known from Cocos Island. The volume never The book was put together with the well wishes explains what ‘‘the more commonly observed ﬁshes and aid of many prominent ichthyologists, envi- in the nearshore waters’’ (p. 47) means, since many ronmentalists, and environmental organizations. of the ﬁshes listed are noted to only occur occa- Everyone should buy a copy just to support the sionally, uncommonly, or even rarely (e.g., ‘‘The worthy and important goal of preserving the hound needleﬁsh ... is more common ...’’ (p. 110). environment of Cocos Island (proceeds go to that Yet only the California Needleﬁsh was
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