Emperor Fishes and Large-Eye Breams of the World, Family Lethrinidae: An Annotated and illustrated Catalogue of Lethrinid Species Known to Date

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Emperor Fishes and Large-Eye Breams of the World, Family Lethrinidae: An Annotated and illustrated Catalogue of Lethrinid Species Known to Date

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Description

This is the ninth issue in the FAO series of worldwide annotated and illustrated catalogues of major groups of organisms that enter marine fisheries. The present volume includes 39 lethrinid species belonging to 5 genera. It comprises an introductory section with general remarks on the systematics, habitat and fisheries of the family, a glossary of technical terms used, illustrated keys to genera and species, and detailed accounts on all species. Species accounts include drawings, scientific and vernacular names, information on habitat, biology and fisheries, and a distribution map. Lists of nominal species in the family, a table of species by major marine fishing areas and color plates follow the species accounts. The work is fully indexed and there is ample reference to pertinent literature.

ISBN

9251028893

Publication Date

1989

Publisher

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

City

Rome, Italy

Keywords

Bony fishes, Geographical distribution, Lethrinus, Morphology, Percoidei, Taxonomy, Vertebrates

Disciplines

Aquaculture and Fisheries | Marine Biology