FAO species catalogue. Vol.2. Scombrids of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of tunas, mackerels, bonitos and related species known to date

FAO species catalogue.

Vol.2. Scombrids of the world.

An annotated and illustrated catalogue of tunas, mackerels, bonitos and related species known to date


FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Rome, 1983

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ISBN 92-5-101381-0

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ABSTRACT

This is the second in a series of species catalogues produced in the framework of a worldwide annotated and illustrated inventory of aquatic food species FAO intends to build up. The present volume covers all 49 species of scombrids known so far. It provides a comprehensive key to genera and species, preceeded by an illustrated glossary of technical terms and measurements. The systematic part of the catalogue includes a drawing and a distribution map for each species, a list of scientific and vernacular species names and wide-ranging information on habitat, biology, and fisheries. Ample reference is made to pertinent literature.


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