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The Living Marine Resources of Somalia

Field / Identification Guide

Series: FAO Species Identification Field Guide for Fishery Purposes

By: Corinna Sommer, Wolfgang Schneider and Jean-Maurice Poutiers

376 pages, 32 col plates, b/w illus

Food and Agriculture Organisation

Paperback | Jan 1996 | #64025 | ISBN: 9251037426
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This field guide covers the major resource groups likely to be encountered in the fisheries of Somalia. These groups include shrimps, lobsters, bivalves, gastropods, cephalopods, sharks, batoid fishes, bony fishes and sea turtles. Each resource group is introduced by a general section on pertinent technical terms and measurements and an illustrated guide to the orders and families of the group. The annotated and illustrated list of the more important species includes scientific nomenclature, FAO names in English and French (where available), local Somali names, maximum size, notes on fisheries, habitat and biology, diagnostic features and one or more illustrations.


Shrimps and prawns; lobsters; bivalves; gastropods; cephalopods; sharks; batoid fishes; bony fishes; sea turtles.

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