By J. L. B Smith, Margaret M. Smith, Phillip C. Heemstra

A reprinted version of a piece at the sea fishes of Southern Africa, containing new species descriptions and additions and corrections to the textual content.

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Treatment of a shark attack victim 1. It is most important to stop the bleeding and keep the victim breathing. Apply artificial respiration if breathing stops. 2. Place victim on the beach out of reach of the waves and parallel to the sea (not head downwards). Raise his legs to promote blood flow to the brain. 3. Send for medical help immediately. 4. Serum, plasma or blood must be administered intravenously as soon as possible; record pulse and blood pressure at frequent intervals. 5. Do not move the patient for 30 minutes to avoid the fatal secondary shock.

Oceanography of the Southern African region by F. A. Shillington In order to understand the habitat and distribution of the fishes of southern Africa, it is important to outline the physical oceanography of this region. MARINE GEOLOGY AND BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY It is now believed that about 200 million years ago, there existed a supercontinent known as Gondwanaland, comprising Africa, South America, Australia, India and Antarctica (Fig. 1). About 180 million years ago this continent broke into a western and eastern half, leading eventually to the formation of the Indian Ocean.

Parrotfishes, wrasses and some angelfishes). This conspicuous difference in males and females is obviously important in the reproductive behaviour of these species. Some fishes exhibit sexual dichromatism only when they are about to spawn. Species recognition is important not only for mating, but also for territorial fishes and for those fishes that want to "advertise" their presence to others. The cleaner wrasse, Labroides dimidiatus, picks parasites from other fishes and is thus generally welcomed by reef fishes which benefit from its grooming.

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