From the rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri) to the grey gurnard (Trigla gurnardus), from the Mediterranean hake (Merluccius merluccius) to the kajiki or a'u (Makaira nigricans), which can be found (and eaten) along the coasts of Hawaii, this book portrays the fish of the world, both sea creatures and freshwater inhabitants, and presents them in exclusive drawings that bring to light their marvellous colouring. The fishes' names are provided in various languages as well as in scientific terminology, along with a short description that includes information about their habitats and fishing grounds. This handy compendium is an ideal culinary guide through the waters of the world.
Tamas Kotai is a graphic designer, painter and book illustrator, and currently lives in Hungary. His works have been featured in numerous exhibitions in Hungary, the UK, Finland, France and Germany. He drew all the fish in this book specifically for it. Antal Vida is an ichthyologist, specializing in the biology of European freshwater fish. He served as the director of the Hungarian Museum of Natural Science's fish collection for ten years. Making his home in Hungary, he currently teaches and is active in ecological research projects.