TitleField identification guide to the sharks and rays of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden
Year2004
ISBN9789251050453
Job NumberY5080/E
Number in series0
Series titleFAO Species Identification Guides for Fishery Purp
LanguageEn
Number of pages106
Price US$$24.00
This volume presents a fully illustrated field guide for the identification of the sharks and rays most relevant to the fisheries of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. An extensive literature review and two field surveys in the region were carried out for the preparation of this document. A total of 49 sharks and 45 batoids reliably reported for the region are listed and those common in the fisheries or likely to be found through fisheries operations are fully treated. The guide includes sections on technical terms and measurements for sharks and batoids, and fully illustrated keys to those orders and families that occur in the region. Color plates for a large number of the species are included.
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