FAO species catalogue. Vol.5. Billfishes of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of marlins, sailfishes, spearfishes and swordfishes known to date

FAO species catalogue

Vol.5. Billfishes of the world

An annotated and illustrated catalogue of marlins, sailfishes, spearfishes and swordfishes known to date


prepared by
Izumi Nakamura
Fisheries Research Station
Kyoto University
Maizuru
Kyoto 625, Japan


FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Rome, 1985

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ISBN 92-5-102232-1

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ABSTRACT

This is the fifth in the FAO series of worldwide annotated and illustrated catalogues of major groups of organisms that enter marine fisheries. The present volume includes the two families and all 12 species of billfishes known so far. It provides a comprehensive and illustrated key to families and species, with a glossary of technical terms and measurements. Within each family are given individua1 accounts of species which include drawings, scientific and vernacular names, information on habitat, biology and fisheries, and a distribution map. The section including family and species accounts is followed by a table indicating the distribution of each species by major marine fishing areas. The work is fully indexed and there is ample reference to pertinent literature.


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FAO Fisheries Synopsis No.125, Volume 5pdf

PREPARATION OF THIS DOCUMENT
ABSTRACT

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTIONpdf

Plan of the Catalogue
General Remarks on Billfishes

Illustrated Glossary of Technical Terms and Measurements

SYSTEMATIC CATALOGUEpdf

Illustrated Key to Genera and Species
Additional Aids to Identification of Genera and Species
FAMILY ISTIOPHORIDAE
Istiophorus Makaira Tetrapturus
FAMILY XIPHIIDAE
Xiphias

LIST OF SPECIES BY MAJOR FISHING AREASpdf

BIBLIOGRAPHYpdf

INDEX OF SCIENTIFIC AND VERNACULAR NAMESpdf