This e-book is designed to provide a guide for some of the more common animalsfound in marine ecosystems around the world. The animals are presented in groupsaccording to similar morphological features.
Chapter1 of this e-book introduces the concept of taxonomicclassification. It provides a general overview of how marine animals areclassified into various phyla, orders, families etc. The larger groups arecovered in further detail in following chapters. These are broken up intomarine fish, birds, reptiles, mammals, invertebrates and zooplankton.
Aguide to terminology used throughout the e-book is located at the end. Thosewords in the terminology section are highlighted using bold font throughout the passages. This e-book is aimed for anyone who has an interest in marine animals.