Field identification guide to the living marine resources of Kenya
FAO SPECIES IDENTIFICATION GUIDE FOR FISHERY PURPOSES
ISSN 1020-6868


FIELD IDENTIFICATION GUIDE TO THE LIVING
MARINE RESOURCES OF KENYA

by Rashid Anam
Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), Mombasa, Kenya
and
Edoardo Mostarda
Fishery Resources Division, FAO Fisheries Department

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FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome 2012


ABSTRACT

This field guide covers the major resource groups likely to be encountered in the fisheries of Kenya. This includes shrimps, lobsters, crabs, bivalves, gastropods, cephalopods, sea cucumbers, sharks, batoid fishes, bony fishes, and sea turtles. Each resource group is introduced by a general section on technical terms and measurements pertinent to that group and an illustrated guide to orders and families of the group. The more important species are described in a subsequent guide that includes scientific nomenclature, FAO names in English and French (where available), local names used in Kenya, diagnostic features, one or more illustrations, maximum size, and notes on fisheries and habitat. Colour plates for a large number of the species are included. The guide is fully indexed and a list of further literature is appended.

To cite this document: Anam, R. & Mostarda, E. Field identification guide to the living marine resources of Kenya. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. Rome, FAO. 2012. x + 357 pp., 25 colour plates.


Table of Contents

Preparation of this document
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction

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SHRIMPS AND PRAWNS

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LOBSTERS

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CRABS

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BIVALVES

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GASTROPODS

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CEPHALOPODS

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SEA CUCUMBERS

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SHARKS

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BATOID FISHES

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BONY FISHES (part 1)

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BONY FISHES (part 2)

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BONY FISHES (part 3)

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SEA TURTLES

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

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INDEX

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LIST OF COLOUR PLATES

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