Vol. 1. Seaweeds, corals, bivalves and gastropods

FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes

The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific

Volume 1: Seaweeds, corals, bivalves and gastropods


edited by
Kent E. Carpenter
Department of Biological Sciences
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
and
Volker H. Niem
Marine Resources Service
Species Identification and Data Programme
FAO Fisheries Department


FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Rome, 1998


Volume 1: Seaweeds, corals, bivalves and gastropods




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ISBN 92-5-104051-6

© FAO 1998

Carpenter, K.E.; Niem, V.H. (eds)
FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Volume 1. Seaweeds, corals, bivalves and gastropods.
Rome, FAO. 1998. pp. 1-686.

SUMMARY

This multivolume field guide covers the species of interest to fisheries of the major marine resource groups exploited in the Western Central Pacific. The area of coverage includes FAO Fishing Area 71 and the southwestern portion of Fishing Area 77 corresponding to the South Pacific Commission mandate area. The marine resource groups included are seaweeds, corals, bivalves, gastropods, cephalopods, stomatopods, shrimps, lobsters, crabs, holothurians, sharks, batoid fishes, chimaeras, bony fishes, estuarine crocodiles, sea turtles, sea snakes, and marine mammals. The introductory chapter outlines the environmental, ecological, and biogeographical factors influencing the marine biota, and the basic components of the fisheries in the Western Central Pacific. Within the field guide, the sections on the resource groups are arranged phylogenetically according to higher taxonomic levels such as class, order, and family. Each resource group is introduced by general remarks on the group, an illustrated section on technical terms and measurements, and a key or guide to orders or families. Each family generally has an account summarizing family diagnostic characters, biological and fisheries information, notes on similar families occurring in the area, a key to species, a checklist of species, and a short list of relevant literature. Families that are less important to fisheries include an abbreviated family account and no detailed species information. Species in the important families are treated in detail (arranged alphabetically by genus and species) and include the species name, frequent synonyms and names of similar species, an illustration, FAO common name(s), diagnostic characters, biology and fisheries information, notes on geographical distribution, and a distribution map. For less important species, abbreviated accounts are used. Generally, this includes the species name, FAO common name(s), an illustration, a distribution map, and notes on biology, fisheries, and distribution. Each volume concludes with its own index of scientific and common names.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS


Volume 1: Seaweeds, corals, bivalves and gastropodspdf

INTRODUCTION pdf

SEAWEEDSpdf

General Remarks
Glossary of Technical Terms
Key to Divisions
Keys to Genera and Common and Economically Important Species Occurring in the Area
List of Families and Common and Economically Important Species Occurring in the Area
References
Class CHLOROPHYTApdf
Order ULVALES
Ulvaceae
Order SIPHONOCLADALES
Valoniaceae
Order BRYOPSIDALES
Caulerpaceae
Codiaceae
Halimedaceae
Udoteaceae
Order DASYCLADALES
Dasycladaceae
Polyphysaceae
Class PHAEOPHYTA pdf
Order DICTYOTALES
Dictyotaceae
Order SCYTOSIPHONALES
Scytosiphonaceae
Order FUCALES
Sargassaceae
Class RHODOPHYTA - Subclass FLORIDEOPHYSIDEAEpdf
Order NEMALIALES
Helminthocladiaceae
Order BONNEMAISONIALES
Bonnemaisoniaceae
Galaxauraceae
Order GELIDIALES
Gelidiaceae
Order CYPTONEMIALES
Cryptonemiaceae
Order CORALLINALES
Corallinaeceae
Order GIGARTINALES
Rhizophyllidaceae
Gracilariaceae
Solieriaceae
Order CERAMIALES
Rhodomelaceae

CORALSpdf

Structure and Terminology
Glossary of Technical Terms
General Remarks
Key to Commonly Traded Species of Scleractinia Occurring in the Area
Non-Scleractinian Corals of Interest to Fisheries Occurring in the Area
List of Commonly Traded Corals Occurring in the Area
Class ANTHOZOApdf
Order SCLERACTINIA
Pocilloporidae
Acroporidae
Agariciidae
Caryophylliidae
Faviidae
Fungiidae
Merulinidae
Mussidae
Pectiniidae
Pocilloporidae
Order COENOTHECALIA
Helioporidae
Order STOLONIFERA
Tubiporidae
Class HYDROZOApdf
Order MILLEPORINA
Milleporidae

BIVALVESpdf

General Remarks
Glossary of Technical Terms
Identification Note
Key to Families
List of Families and Species of Interest to Fisheries Occurring in the Area
Arcidae
Cucullaeidae
Noetiidae
Glycymerididae
Mytilidae
Pinnidae
Pteriidae
Isognomonidae
Malleidae
Pectinidae
Spondylidae
Placunidae
Limidae
Gryphaeidae
Ostreidae
Lucinidae
Fimbriidae
Chamidae
Carditidae
Cardiidae
Hemidonacidae
Tridacnidae
Mactridae
Mesodesmatidae
Solenidae
Tellinidae
Donacidae
Psammobiidae
Solecurtidae
Corbiculidae
Veneridae
Glauconomidae
Pholadidae
Teredinidae
Laternulidae

GASTROPODSpdf

General Remarks
Glossary of Technical Terms
Identification Note
Key to Families
List of Families and Species of Interest to Fisheries Occurring in the Area
Haliotidae
Lottiidae
Patellidae
Trochidae
Turbinidae
Neritidae
Littorinidae
Cerithiidae
Potamididae
Turritellidae
Vermetidae
Strombidae
Xenophoridae
Cypraeidae
Ovulidae
Naticidae
Tonnidae
Ficidae
Cassidae
Ranellidae
Personidae
Bursidae
Muricidae
Buccinidae
Columbellidae
Nassariidae
Melongenidae
Fasciolariidae
Colubrariidae
Volutidae
Harpidae
Turbinelliidae
Olividae
Mitridae
Costellariidae
Conidae
Turridae
Terebridae
Architectonicidae
Dolabellidae
Melampidae
Siphonariidae

INDEXpdf