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  • Fishes of the Maldives and Maldives Fish Field Guide

Fishes of the Maldives

Indian Ocean

by Rudie H Kuiter



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Fishes of the Maldives is a complete reference book of sharks, rays and fishes for researchers, divers and snorkellers. Contains 1124 colour photographs of almost every fish likely to be seen by divers. 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.

  • Innovative identification system
  • Over 1000 colour photographs
  • A complete reference

Updated with corrections 2018.

Also available is the complementary companion waterproof Maldives Fishes Field Guide.

Reviews of Fishes of the Maldives

‘An indispensable resource for dive tourists, naturalists and marine scientists not only in the Maldives but also several other nations with corals reefs nearby… I would recommend this book to anyone with a keen interest in coral reef fishes in the central and western Indian Ocean’— Nicholas A J Graham Phd, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University

‘The most comprehensive and useful Maldives fish guide I have found that is light enough to take on holiday’— Amazon customer

‘Almost 300 pages of good quality images, ideal for identifying fish’— reefs.com

Authors of Fishes of the Maldives

Rudie H. Kuiter, the principal 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.

Additional information

Weight800 g
Dimensions240 × 12 × 160 mm


2nd (revised 2018)



Publication date



Rudie H Kuiter

Place of origin



Indian Ocean


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