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ISBN978-4-486-01570-3 C3645
257mm~182mm     1800pp     2vols
Retail price :  36,000 yen
Tokai University Press
Tokai University Alumni Hall, 3-10-35, Minamiyana, Hadano-shi, Kanagawa 257-0003, JAPAN
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Future Release: April, 2002.
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Masahiro Aizawa  (Coastal Branch of Natural History Museum and Institute, Chiba)
Akihito, Emperor of Japan
Yoshimasa Aonuma  (Seikai National Fisheries Research Institute, Fisheries Research Agency)
Kiyotaka Hatooka  (Osaka Museum of Natural History)
Masayoshi Hayashi  (Yokosuka City Museum)
Kazumi Hosoya  (Faculty of Agriculture, Kinki University)
Yuji Ikeda  (Biological Laboratory, Imperial Household)
Tetsuji Nakabo  (The Kyoto University Museum, Kyoto University)
Katsuichi Sakamoto  (Biological Laboratory, Imperial Household)
Hiroshi Senou   (Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History)
Kazuhiko Shimada  (Fisheries Section, Miyako Branch, Okinawa Prefecture)
Kayo Sugiyama  (Biological Laboratory, Imperial Household)
Umeyoshi Yamada  (Seikai National Fisheries Research Institute, formerly Fisheries Agency)
Tetsuo Yoshino  (Faculty of Science, University of the Ryukyus)

All the marine and freshwater fishes in Japanese waters, 353 families and 3863 species, are covered here with full illustrations introduced by pictorial keys. There has never been a comprehensive book to show all the species of the Japanese fishes like gFishes of Japan with pictorial keys to the speciesh. Each species is given the latest scientific name, Japanese common name, size, meristic characters, habitats, and geographic distribution. Additional comments, taxonomic problems related to synonymy and references of the species are included. 

Characteristics of this book
1 Illustrated morphological characters and lines lead you to the correct species for your unidentified specimen. This method for identification of fishes is the first of this kind in the world.
2 You can see clearly the differences between related or similar species, because they are shown on the same page.
3 You can easily compare the morphological and ecological characteristics of related species, because they are shown on the same page.
4 Most of the fish species from Japan occur in other areas of the Indo-Pacific, therefore you can identify many species of the region with this book.
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