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Field Identification Guide to the Sharks and Rays of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden










Bonfil, R.; Abdallah, M. Field identification guide to the sharks and rays of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. Rome, FAO. 2004. 71p. 12 colour plates.


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