FAO species catalogue. Vol.11. Sea turtles of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of sea turtle species known to date

FAO SPECIES CATALOGUE

Vol.11. Sea turtles of the world

An annotated and illustrated catalogue
of sea turtle species known to date


prepared by
René Márquez M.
lnstituto Nacional de la Pesca
Centro de Investigación Pesquera
Apartado Postal 591
Manzanillo, Col. México 28200


FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Rome, 1990

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Márquez M., R.
FAO species catalogue. Vol.11: Sea turtles of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of sea turtle species known to date. FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125, Vol. 11. Rome, FAO. 1990. 81 p.

ABSTRACT

This is the eleventh issue in the FAO series of worldwide annotated and illustrated catalogues of major groups of organisms that enter marine fisheries. The present volume includes 8 sea turtle species belonging to 2 families and 6 genera. It comprises an introductory section with general remarks on habitat and fisheries of the families, a glossary of technical terms used, an illustrated key to genera, 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 families, 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 11pdf

PREPARATION OF THIS DOCUMENT
CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION pdf

Illustrated Glossary of Technical Terms and Measurements

SYSTEMATIC CATALOGUEpdf

Illustrated Key to Families and Genera
CHELONIIDAE
Caretta
Caretta caretta
Chelonia
Chelonia agassizii
Chelonia mydas
Eretmochelys
Eretmochelys imbricata
Lepidochelys
Lepidochelys kempii
Lepidochelys olivacea
Natator
Natator depressus
DERMOCHELYIDAE
Dermochelys
Dermochelys coriacea

LIST OF SPECIES BY MAJOR FISHING AREAS pdf

BIBLIOGRAPHY pdf

INDEX OF SCIENTIFIC AND VERNACULAR NAMES pdf