Russian Journal of Marine Biology, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2003, p. 135. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2003 by Biologiya Morya, Selin. BOOK NOTICE Ryby Primor’ya (Fishes of Primorye), Vladivostok: Dal’rybvtuz, 2002, 552 pp., by N.P. Novikov, A.S. Sokolovskii, T.G. Sokolovskaya, and Yu.M. Yakovlev This voluminous monograph of a scientiﬁc team Besides this information the book includes the list from the Far-Eastern State Technical University of of species introduced into the “Red Book of Russia” or Fisheries and the Institute of Marine Biology FEB RAS proposed to be introduced into the regional “Red Book deals with marine, freshwater, and migratory ﬁsh that of Primorye Province.” Among the species listed there occur in the Sea of Japan along the coasts of Primorye are those well known mostly from literature and stories Province and in the numerous lakes (about 3000) and of old-timers: the green sturgeon (Acipenser mediros- mountain and lowland rivers (more than 6000). Pri- tris), Sakhalin taimen (Parahucho perryi), black Amur morye is located at the border between two climatic and bream (Megalobrama terminalis), and 26 more species faunistic zones, the Temperate Zone and the Subtropi- of ﬁsh that are very rare in our days. For each species in cal Zone, and the ichthyofauna of Primorye, in the the list the book presents the category of threat (endan- gered species, species of strikingly reduced density, opinion of the authors, is characterized by the greatest species diversity in Russia. Altogether 377 ﬁsh species rare species, etc.). have been found there belonging to 25 orders, 93 fami- In the concluding part of the book there are explana- lies, and 255 genera. For each of these species the tions of terms used in the monograph and an alphabetic monograph presents a description of its taxonomic list of Russian and Latin names of ﬁshes. At the end of position, characteristic details of the morphology, data the book there is a brief reference (2 pages) about the on its distribution and areas of occurrence in the waters Far-Eastern State Technical University of Fisheries and of Primorye, and a more or less brief reference on the the Institute of Marine Biology FEB RAS. biology and commercial value. Usually the Latin name The book is perfectly designed. It is addressed both of each the species is followed by the Russian, Japa- to professionals (ichthyologists, hydrobiologists, nese, and Korean local names, while the descriptions employees in commercial ﬁsheries and ﬁsh conserva- include thorough drawings of the gross view of the ﬁsh. tion institutions, ecologists, teachers) and to students, Moreover, the book contains color photos of 71 ﬁsh amateur ﬁshermen, schoolchildren, and all those who species alternating with the same high quality photos of are interested in the life in water bodies, large or small. the natural landscapes of Primorye. All this information N.I. Selin is compiled in the three main chapters of the book: “Class Cephalospidomorphi—Cyclostomes,” “Class Institute of Marine Biology, Far East Division, Chondrichthyes—Cartilaginous Fishes,” and “Class Russian Academy of Sciences, Osteichthyes—Bony Fishes.” Vladivostok, 690041 Russia 1063-0740/03/2902-0135$25.00 © 2003 AI ÒNauka / Interperiodica”
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Published: Oct 7, 2004
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