The FAO publication on “Commercially Important Sea Cucumber of the World” has just been released.
The guidebook gives identifying features and photos for both the live and dried specimens, in addition to information on biology, ecology, fisheries and distribution. The is intended for fishery officers and managers, customs officers and researchers.
The book is to be cited as follows: Purcell, S.W., Samyn, Y. & Conand, C. 2012. Commercially important sea cucumbers of the world. FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes. No. 6. Rome, FAO. 150 pp., 30 colour plates.
A pdf of the book is posted on the FAO website here.
The HTML version can be seen here
A zipped version is to be downloaded here