FAO SPECIES CATALOGUE
Vol.15. Snake mackerels and cutlassfishes of the world
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
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|Nakamura, I. and
N. V. Parin
FAO species catalogue. Vol. 15. Snake mackerels and cutlassfishes of the world (Families Gempylidae and Trichiuridae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the snake mackerels, snoeks, escolars, gemfishes, sackfishes, domine, oilfish, cutlassfishes, scabbardfishes, hairtails, and frostfishes known to date.
FAO Fisheries Synopis. No. 125, Vol. 15. 1993. 136 p., 200 figs.
This is the fifteenth issue in the FAO series of world-wide annotated and illustrated catalogues of the groups of marine organisms that enter marine fisheries. This volume covers 23 species in 16 genera of gempylids (snake mackerels, snoeks, escolars, gemfishes, domine, oilfishes) and 32 species in 9 genera of trichiurids (cutlassfishes, scabbardfishes, hairtails, and frostfishes). It includes an introductory section with general remarks on habitat, biology, fisheries, systematics, zoogeography and problems of identification, a glossary of technical terms, illustrated keys to genera and species, including regional keys, detailed accounts of species, and a table of species by major fishing area. Species accounts include illustrations, scientific and vernacular names, references to scientific names, information on habitat, biology and fisheries, and a distribution map. The work is fully indexed and there is an extensive reference to pertinent literature.
PREPARATION OF THIS DOCUMENT
SYSTEMATIC CATALOGUEThe Superfamily Trichiuroidea
Illustrated Key to Families
Illustrated Key to the Genera of GempylidaeDiplospinus Epinnula Gempylus Lepidocybium Nealotus Neoepinnula Nesiarchus Paradiplospinus Promethichthys RexeaTRICHIURIDAERexea antefurcataRexichthys Ruvettus Thyrsites Thyrsitoides Thyrsitops Tongaichthys
Illustrated Key to the Genera of TrichiuridaeAphanopus Assurger BenthodesmusBenthodesmus elongatusEupleurogrammus Evoxymetopon Lepidopus Lepturacanthus Tentoriceps Trichiurus
LIST OF NOMINAL SPECIES OF TRICHIUROIDEA
LIST OF SPECIES BY MAJOR MARINE FISHING AREA