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The Living Marine Resources of Kuwait, Eastern Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates

FAO Species Identification Field Guide for Fishery Purposes

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy
Published: 30th Sep 1997
Dimensions: w 152mm h 229mm
ISBN-10: 9251037418
ISBN-13: 9789251037416
Barcode No: 9789251037416
ISSN: 1020-4547
This field guide covers the major resource groups likely to be encountered in the fisheries of the Persian Gulf. These include seaweeds, shrimps, lobsters, crabs, bivalves, gastropods, cephalopods, sharks, batoid fishes, bony fishes, turtles, sea snakes, seabirds and marine mammals. The introduction outlines the geographical, environmental and ecological factors influencing fisheries and the basic components of the fisheries of the Persian Gulf. As an aid to identification to higher taxonomic levels, a pictoral index to families and an illustrated guide to orders and families are included. Each species account provides scientific nomenclature, FAO names in English, local names, sizes, notes on fisheries, habitat and biology, and one or more illustrations. The guide is fully indexed, and a list of related literature is appended.

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