Coastal Fishes of the Cape Peninsula and False Bay
- a divers' identification guide

By Guido Zsilavecz

Finally a guide dedicated to fishes found in the Cape Town area! Over 80 resident species, and a few visitors, are described. Information on characteristic features, distribution, habitat and more are provided. Each description is accompanied by at least one full colour photograph, with several used to show differences in colouration between males and females, juveniles and adults, or simply colour variants. All colour images are grouped together for quick identification, with easy cross-referencing between images and text.

About the author: Guido Zsilavecz started diving in 1989, and took up underwater photography on his 27th dive. Early on he developed a strong lasting interest in the underwater environment, with the emphasis on fishes. A desire to identify everything seen and photographed underwater led to the discovery, and subsequent description, of the bluespotted klipfish, Pavoclinus caeruleopuncatus.

Guido has written numerous articles for diving magazines, has contributed photographs to other fish identification guides, and has won awards and prizes for his photography. While he travels regularly to exotic diving locations around the world, he prefers Cape Peninsula waters most.

Guido Zsilavecz is a founder member of SURG and a regular contributor.