FAO species catalogue. Vol.9. Emperor fishes and large-eye breams of the world (Family Lethrinidae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of lethrinid species known to date

FAO SPECIES CATALOGUE

Vol.9. Emperor fishes and large-eye breams of the world
(Family Lethrinidae)

An annotated and illustrated catalogue of lethrinid species known to date


prepared by
Kent E. Carpenter
Mariculture and Fisheries Department
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
P.O. Box 1638
22017 Salmiya, Kuwait
and
Gerald R. Allen
Western Australian Museum
Francis Street
Perth, Australia


FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Rome, 1989

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Carpenter, K.E.; Allen, G.R.
FAO species catalogue. Vol.9. Emperor fishes and large-eye breams of the world (family Lethrinidae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of lethrinid species known to date.
FAO Fisheries Synopsis. No. 125, Volume 9. Rome, FAO. 1989. 118p.

ABSTRACT



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 colour plates follow the species accounts. The work is fully indexed and there is ample reference to pertinent literature.


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FAO Fisheries Synopsis No.125, Volume 9pdf

PREPARATION OF THIS DOCUMENT
CONTENTS

INTRODUCTIONpdf
Illustrated Glossary of Technical Terms and Measurements

SYSTEMATIC CATALOGUEpdf

Diagnostic features of the Family Lethrinidae
Illustrated key to Genera and Species of Monotypic Genera
Gnathodentex
Gnathodentex aurolineatus
Gymnocranius
Gymnocranius audleyi
Gymnocranius elongatus
Gymnocranius euanus
Gymnocranius frenatus

Gymnocranius grandoculis
Gymnocranius griseus
Gymnocranius microdon
Gymnocranius
sp.
Lethrinus
Lethrinus amboinensis
Lethrinus atkinsoni
Lethrinus atlanticus
Lethrinus borbonicus
Lethrinus conchyliatus

Lethrinus crocineus
Lethrinus enigmaticus
Lethrinus erythracanthus
Lethrinus erythropterus

Lethrinus genivittatus
Lethrinus haematopterus
Lethrinus harak
Lethrinus laticaudis
Lethrinus lentjan

Lethrinus mahsena
Lethrinus microdon
Lethrinus miniatus

Lethrinus nebulosus
Lethrinus obsoletus
Lethrinus olivaceus
Lethrinus ornatus

Lethrinus reticulatus
Lethrinus rubrioperculatus
Lethrinus semicinctus

Lethrinus sp. 1
Lethrinus sp. 2
Lethrinus variegatus
Lethrinus xanthochilus
Monotaxis
Monotaxis grandoculis
Wattsia
Wattsia mossambica

LIST OF NOMINAL SPECIES OF LETHRINIDAEpdf

LIST OF SPECIES BY MAJOR FISHING AREASpdf

BIBLIOGRAPHYpdf

INDEX OF SCIENTIFIC AND VERNACULAR NAMESpdf

COLOUR PLATES I-IVpdf

COLOUR PLATES V-VIII pdf