Fishes of the Philippines: a guide to identification of families

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Voluntary Service Overseas, UK, Jan 1, 2004 - Fishes - 510 pages
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Identification guide to the families and species of Philippine marine fishes. Identifying fish to family level is made easy using observable external features such as body shape, size, and positions of fins. Comprehensive information detailing physical appearance, habitat, ecology, and local names is provided for more than 90 fish families. Three major sections make up this guide: Chapter 1: How to Identify Fish Describes those characteristics that can be used to distinguish one family from another. This includes general body shape, the type of dorsal fin, the type of tail, the mouth position and other identifying features of the head. The text describes how these characteristics help the fish to live successfully in its own particular habitat. Chapter 2: Visual Key to Families The second chapter contains a visual key designed to aid identification of an individual fish to family level. A series of pictures and explanations lead the reader to the target family of the fish to be identified. The key works by grouping families with common features and then identifying the unique set of characteristics for a particular family. Line illustrations dearly indicate common features and the ways in which families differ. Chapter 3: Illustrations of Fish Species by Family Containing approximately 450 colour illustrations of species from about 90 families, this chapter is divided into families using the same body shape and size categories as those in chapter 2. Each family section begins with a page describing the specific characteristics of that family, such as the size range, number of dorsal fins, tail shape and local names, illustrated by a simple line drawing. Each illustration is accompanied by the common and scientific names of the species and text that describes distinctive features, the type of habitat where the fish might be found and the maximum size it might attain. Where known, local names that differ from the family names are also given. In many cases, variations of male and female and juvenile colour patterns are illustrated.

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A great undertaking by Genevieve Broad who had to wake up at ungodly hours to go to the smelly fish markets around the Philippines to get photos of the freshly caught fish, preferably before they lose ... Read full review

Contents

About this book
5
CHAPTER
6
Body shape
12
Tail shape and features
24
Features of the head
34
VISUAL KEY TO FAMILIES
41
Aim of the key
42
How to use the key
43
Moderately long
80
Deepbodied and stout
94
Deepbodied and thin
99
Flatfish
103
Disc or kiteshaped body
105
CHAPTER 3
107
Extremely long and thin
111
Long
127

Troubleshooting
45
How to use the key example
46
Key to families
47
Long
49
Moderately long
53
Deepbodied and stout
59
Deepbodied and thin
60
Flatfish
62
Disc or kiteshaped body
65
Long
68
Moderately long
201
Deepbodied and stout
365
Deepbodied and thin
415
Flatfish
455
Disc or kiteshaped body
469
Glossary
481
Bibliography
487
General Index
489
Species Index Common Local and Scientific Names
490
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