New book sets the standard for marine names


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Ever been confused by a seemingly endless parade of scientific names for the fish you want? Help may be at hand in the form of a new book published by OFI.

The book – the 6th in the OFI Educational Series – "Standard names for marine fishes, crustaceans and mollusks in the Ornamental Aquatic Industry" will be unveiled at Aquarama 2011

This book, together with the OFI Educational series number 5, provides proper scientific names for all animal species traded by the aquatic industry.

As such it sets the standard for names in aquatic health legislation and is highly recommended for use in stock lists and price lists by the aquarium industry.

The 128-page book, with over 75 species pictured, lists the scientific names for over 4000 fish, crustacean and mollusk species as well as hard corals, soft corals, sea anemones, sea stars, brittle stars, sea urchins and sea cucumbers.

Sustainable collection of marine organisms for the aquarium trade is also discussed as well as the new OFI web application for creating EU health certificates is introduced and explained.

For more information see: Standard names for marine fishes, crustaceans and mollusks in the Ornamental Aquatic Industry. Roberto Hensen, Alex Ploeg and Gayatri Lilley

ISBN: 978-90-75352-91-7

Price: 12,95 Euros plus postage through the OFI website, and 7,95 Euros at trade fairs.