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1. Baltic crustaceans [2018]

ix, 199 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm
  • 1. Introduction.- 2. Crustaceans in the history of the Baltic Sea.- 3. Baltic Sea - the life environment.- 3.1. Salinity.- 3.2. Temperature.- 3.3. Stagnation.- 3.4. Oxygenation.- 3.5. Bottom sediments.- 3.6. Human activity impact.- 4. Szczecin Lagoon and Pomeranian Bay.- 5. Gulf of Gdanks and Vistula Lagoon.- 6. Gulf of Riga.- 7. Gulf of Finland.- 8. Gulf of Bothnia.- 9. General characteristics of Malacostraca.- 10. Table of species.- 11. Non native species.- 12. Function and importance of crustaceans.- 13. Literature.- 14. Glossary.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319563534 20171211
This book presents all Malacostracan cructaceans occurring in the Baltic Sea in water salinity from 2 to 15 psu. The Baltic sea is very special due to its low salinity and characteristic fauna. For each of the 58 species the systematic position, the origin and distribution in European waters are given, and the environmental preferences, the role in the food web and human economy described. The book describes the history of the Baltic sea and the occurrence of crustaceans in its history against the terms of hydrological conditions, explaining why in the Baltic sea only part of all marine crustaceans occur. The book is richly illustrated with photographs and beautiful pictures of animals specifically prepared for this book.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319563534 20171211
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
xvii, 297 pages ; 25 cm.
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
xxxvii, 701 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • Typology, Behaviour and Management of Cliffs and Bluffs on Western Black Sea Continental Margin (Emil Vespremeanu) "Environmental Sentinels" in the Service of Ecological Monitoring of the Marine Environment (Yuvenaly Zaitsev) Thalassotherapy II (Roger Charlier) Ups and Downs of the Venice of the North (Roger Charlier) Geomorphological Interpretation of Laser Airborne Depth Sounding on Continental Shelves (Charlie Finkl & Chris Makowski) On Romanian Assertiveness in Navigation on the Black Sea (14th to 20th Century) (Valentin Ciorbea) A new approach in autecological research (Stoica Godeanu & Nicolae Donita) The History of the Antarctic Expedition Belgica reflected in the Correspondence of the Chiefs of Army Staffs (Alexandru Marinescu)Romanian Hydrography - A History of Over 100 years (Romeo Bosneagu) Radioecology of the Black Sea Basin (Aleksandr Strezov) Development of International Cooperation in Oceanography: Incentives from Science, Services, Economy and Security (Gunnar Kullenberg) Creation of the End Product of Oceanographic Data of the Georgian Black Sea Area (Kakhaber Bilashvili & Zurab Savaneli)Flows of Phosphorus in the Deepwater Area of the Black Sea (Alexandr V. Parkhomenko) The Black Sea Dolphin Nephron Studied by Romanian Nobel Laureate George Emil Palade (Vasile Sarbu & Raluca Melihov)Dobrudja in Î ÎµÏ Î¿Ï Î¿Ï Î±Î¼Î¯Î± Ï á¿ Ï Î Ï Ï ÎµÏ Ï [Western Mesopotamia] (Marin Petrisor & Remus Bejan ) Dobrudja: A Unique, Intercultural and Spiritual Realm at the Black Sea (Elena Lazar & Henrieta Anioara Serban)The Present Contents of Gamma Radionuclides in Sediments from One of the Most Popular Beaches on The Black Sea Coast (Vasile Patrascu et al.)Tradioactive Content in Fish from Black Sea Caches. Its Impact on Population by Food Consumption (Vasile Patrascu et al.)The Granulometry of Sediments from Navodari-Mamaia Beach Area (Danut Diaconeasa & Silica Petrisoaia)Land and Water in the Food Economy of Romania (Aurel Lup)Methodological Approaches for Evaluation the Oil Hydcarbon Pollution in Marine Coastal Area (Sevastopol Region, Black Sea) (Tatyana S. Osadchaya) Shellfish Waters Directive 2006/113ec in Romanian Black Sea Coast (Daniela Mariana Rosioru et al.) The Sea, Cradle of Divine Spirituality (Constantin Jurca & Alina Galbeaza) New Insight into the Black Sea Basin, in the Light of the Reprocessing of Vintage Regional Seismic Data (Paolo Diviacco et al.) Assessment of the Driving Forces that are Governing the Meteo-Hydrological Regime on the Romanian Black Sea Coast (Emanuela Mihailov et al.)Ontological Researches in EU directives implementation: Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD - Directive 2008/56/EC) and Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP - Directive 2014/89/EU) (Iuliana Nichersu & Marian Tudor) Genetic Versus Han-type Algorithms for Maritime Transportation Problems (Doina Carp) A glance at the medical activity of "Prof. V.Sion" Hospital of Constantza in 1931 (Octavian Dumitru Unc) Environmental Impact of Sea-Dumped Chemical Warfare (Goran Kniewald) Cyanobacterial Molecular Diversity and Distribution in Brackish Waters of the Northwestern Black Sea (Elena Stoica) 210Po in the North-Western Part of the Black Sea: Distribution in Surface Water and Bottom Sediments, and Accumulation by Hydrobionts (Galina E. Lazorenko) Rapana venosa (Valenciennes, 1846), from Invasive Species to Exploitable Resource in the Romanian Black Sea (Cristian Sorin Danilov et al.) Ornamental Fish Species of the Black Sea: The Syngnathids, A Family with Reversed Sex-Roles (Magda-Ioana Nenciu) NIMRD' Research in the World Ocean (Tania Zaharia et al.)Use of Digital Terrain Model for Evaluation of Beach Vulnerability on Romanian Coast (Alina Daiana Spinu et al. ) The Characteristic Ichthyofauna of the Romanian Marine Sites Within the Natura 2000 European Ecological Network (Valodia Maximov) Levels of Activity Concentration and Dose Rate on Biota from Alpha-Radioisotopes of Plutonium in the Black Sea Ecosystem (Nataliya N. Tereshchenko) Habitat of the Black Sea: A Review (Alexandrov Vladimir Vladimirovitch) Innovative Management Tool for Sustainable Marine Protected Areas (Mpas) Conservation: Danube Delta Study Case (Mariana Golumbeanu et al.) Radionuclides 137Cs and 90Sr in Components of the Black Sea Ecosystems: Contemporary Status and Prognosis (Natalya Mirzoyeva)Variation Hydrophysical and Biooptical Parameters in the Coastal Waters of Western Part Black Sea (Alexander S. Kukushkin)Assessment of Dolphins Population Abundance at the Romanian Black Sea Coast in 2013 (George Tiganov) Some Aspects of the Biology and the Present State of the Population of Protodorvillea kefersteini (Polychaeta: Dorvillidae) in the Coastal Zone of the Crimea (The Black Sea) (Vera Kopiy) Current Status of the Phytobenthic Communities from the Romanian Black Sea Coast (O. Marin) Assessment of the Ectoparasites Degree Infestation of the Main Marine Fishes on the Romanian Black Sea Coast (A. Totoiu & G. Radu) The State of Mesozooplankton in the Romanian Black Sea Coast During 2008-2015 (F. Timofte et al.) Indicators for the Assessment of Marine Ecosystem Services in Romania: A Preliminary Approach (V. Abaza et al.) The State of Phytoplankton Communities in the Romanian Black Sea Water Sea Coast (L. Boicenco et al.) Thigh-Resolution Water Mass Measurements Around Cold-Water Corals: A Comparative Test Study between Repeated Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) Casts and Continuous Data Acquisition of Bottom Waters from the Amorican Shelf, Atlantic (Wolf-Christian Dullo & Sascha Flogel) Post-Chernobyl Radioactivity in Romania: A Review (Constantin Dovlete)Archive Documents about the Beginning of the Activity at the Marine Biological Station, Prof. Dr. Ioan Borcea" Agigea (Virgil Coman)Evolution of the Means of Navigation on the Danube at the End of the 18th Century and the Beginning of the 20th Century (Alina Barbu & Mariana Pavaloiu)Organization for the Festschrift in Honor of Alexandru Bologa:(Photo of Alexandru Bologa)Preface from Charlie FinklList of Selected Publications of BologaPart I IntroductionPart II GeologyPart III PhysicsPart IV Radioactivity and RadioecologyPart V ChemistryPart VI Biology and MicrobiologyPart VII EcologyPart VIII History of OceanographyPart IX Miscellanea.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319575766 20171204
This book integrates a wide range of subjects into a coherent purview of the status of coastal marine science. Designed for the professional or specialist in coastal science, oceanography, and related disciplines, this work will appeal to workers in multidisciplinary fields that strive for practical solutions to environmental problems in coastal marine settings around the world. Examples are drawn from many different geographic areas, including the Black Sea region. Subject areas covered include aspects of coastal marine geology, physics, chemistry, biology, and history. These subject areas were selected because they form the basis for integrative investigation of salient environmental problems or perspective solutions or interpretation of historical context.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319575766 20171204
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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Marine Biology Library (Miller)
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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  • Asking questions
  • Some physical and chemical properties of seawater
  • Taxonomic classification and identification
  • Marine bacteria
  • Phytoplankton
  • Attached marine plants
  • Photosynthetic pigments of marine plants
  • Some lower marine invertebrates
  • Marine mollusks
  • Marine arthropods
  • Echinoderms
  • Marine zooplankton
  • Cartilaginous fishes
  • Bony fishes
  • Adaptations in marine mammals.
Now in full color, Laboratory and Field Investigations in Marine Life is a unique marine biology laboratory and field manual that engages students in the excitement and challenges of understanding marine organisms and the environments in which they live. With activities designed to encourage students to develop their own powers of critical observation and analysis, students will benefit from a thorough examination of topics such as the physical and chemical properties of seawater, marine microbes, algae, and a wide variety of invertebrate and vertebrate animals. The new, more convenient spiral binding allows the manual to lay flat on lab tables while students work, and they can easily tear out pages to submit for a grade. Laboratory and Field Investigations in Marine Life, Eleventh Edition is an ideal resource to accompany Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life, Eleventh Edition and the clear choice for an engaging, hands-on exploration of marine biology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781284090543 20170213
Marine Biology Library (Miller)


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Marine Biology Library (Miller)
viii, 324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
xx, 530, G-20, J-1, I-9 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Principles of oceanography and marine ecology
  • Marine organisms : function and environment
  • Organisms of the open sea
  • Patterns and processes in the water column
  • Organisms of the seabed
  • Coastal benthic envrionments
  • From the shelf to the deep sea
  • Human impact on the sea.
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
viii, 327 pages ; 24 cm
  • Ancient vs. Modern Oceans: Perspectives in a Climate Change ScenarioJorge E. Marcovecchio, Silvia G. De Marco and Walter D. Melo South Atlantic Circulation and Variability from a Data Assimilating ModelElbio D. Palma and Ricardo P. MatanoThe Issue of Fossil Fuels at The Ocean: Emissions to the Sea and Contribution to Global CO2A.V. Botello, G. Ponce-Velez, L.A. Soto and F.S. Villanueva Continent Derived Metal Pollution Through Time: Challenges of the Global Ocean Luiz Drude de Lacerda and Jorge Eduardo MarcovecchioEmerging Pollutants in the Global Change Scenario Bernd Markert, Stefan Franzle, Simone Wunschmann and Peter Menke-GluckertMarine Debris: Problems and Solutions of the Changing OceanH.B. JayasiriGlobal Shipping, Ballast Water and Invasive SpeciesSami Souissi, Olivier Glippa and Hans-Uwe DahmsHigh Seas Deep-sea Fisheries under the Global Changing TrendsGui Manuel Machado Menezes and Eva GiacomelloGlobalization of the Antarctic seas: Pollution and Climate Change Perspectives.Rosalinda Carmela Montone, Cesar de Castro Martins, Marcos Henrique Maruch Tonelli, Tailisi Hoppe Trevizani, Marcia Caruso Bicego, Rubens Cesar Lopes Figueira, Ilana Elazari Klein Coaracy Wainer and Jorge E. MarcovecchioInternational Regulatory Responses to Global Challenges in Marine Pollution and Climate ChangeYubing Shi and Dazhen Zhang.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482299434 20171106
This book presents a broad overview of pollution issues facing climatic, economic, and legal globalization. Topics include changes in oceans from ancient times to the present, the importance of marine currents and changing climates, marine pollution linked to climate change (fossil fuels, global carbon dioxide, heavy metals, pesticides, plastics, emerging pollutants, and marine debris), global shipping and species invasion, global climate change in the Arctic and Antarctic environments, and regulatory responses to mitigate pollution and climate change in oceans.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482299434 20171106
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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Marine Biology Library (Miller)
Marine Biology Library (Miller)

14. Seascape ecology [2018]

xxiii, 501 pages ; 25 cm
Seascape Ecology provides a comprehensive look at the state-of-the-science in the application of landscape ecology to the seas and provides guidance for future research priorities. The first book devoted exclusively to this rapidly emerging and increasingly important discipline, it is comprised of contributions from researchers at the forefront of seascape ecology working around the world. It presents the principles, concepts, methodology, and techniques informing seascape ecology and reports on the latest developments in the application of the approach to marine ecology and management. A growing number of marine scientists, geographers, and marine managers are asking questions about the marine environment that are best addressed with a landscape ecology perspective. Seascape Ecology represents the first serious effort to fill the gap in the literature on the subject. Key topics and features of interest include: The origins and history of seascape ecology and various approaches to spatial patterning in the seaThe links between seascape patterns and ecological processes, with special attention paid to the roles played by seagrasses and salt marshes and animal movements through seascapesHuman influences on seascape ecology includes models for assessing human-seascape interactionsA special epilogue in which three eminent scientists who have been instrumental in shaping the course of landscape ecology offer their insights and perspectives Seascape Ecology is a must-read for researchers and professionals in an array of disciplines, including marine biology, environmental science, geosciences, marine and coastal management, and environmental protection. It is also an excellent supplementary text for university courses in those fields.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119084433 20180115
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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Marine Biology Library (Miller)
520 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
  • Introduction: Salt in our veins
  • A life's work: the character of fishermen
  • Tribute to the lost: honoring those who slipped beneath the sea
  • Our changing oceans: the hand of man in a dynamic environment
  • Catch of the day: consumer demand and our evolving tastes
  • Hook, line, and sinker: fishing methods through the centuries
  • Heading in: exploring our inland fisheries
  • Aquaculture: farming our seas
  • Merroir: taste of the sea and all things in it
  • All that's old is new again: artisan preservation methods and early cuisine
  • A fish by any other name: seafood nomenclature
  • A short list of fellow sigh lovers
  • Fish species: a complete catalog of American seafood.
With the growing trend to reintroduce US-caught seafood into our culinary lexicon, this trustworthy reference will be the go-to source for home cooks, culinary students, professional chefs, and anyone fascinated by American food culture. American Seafood looks at maritime history, including Native American fisheries; fishing technology (including aquaculture); the effect of imports on our diet, economy, and the health of our seas; the biology of taste; and the evolution of seafood cuisine, from Pine Bark Stew, red and white chowder, Po Boys, and Clam Bakes, to Baltimore Crab Cakes, Planked Salmon, Oysters Rockefeller, and Sushi. And although this is not a cookbook, Barton Seaver presents invaluable information on traditional culinary arts and his favorite ideas for taste pairings and preferred methods for cooking seafood. An index of species with common, regional, and accepted names, all alphabetized rounds out this must-have volume.
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
xvii, 268 pages ; 27 cm
  • Basics. Animal Biodiversity: Origins and Evolution. Swimming. Natural Flight. Terrestrial Locomotion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138035768 20170703
Animal Locomotion: Physical Principles and Adaptations is a professional-level, state of the art review and reference summarizing the current understanding of macroscopic metazoan animal movement. The comparative biophysics, biomechanics and bioengineering of swimming, flying and terrestrial locomotion are placed in contemporary frameworks of biodiversity, evolutionary process, and modern research methods, including mathematical analysis. The intended primary audience is advanced-level students and researchers primarily interested in and trained in mathematics, physical sciences and engineering. Although not encyclopedic in its coverage, anyone interested in organismal biology, functional morphology, organ systems and ecological physiology, physiological ecology, molecular biology, molecular genetics and systems biology should find this book useful.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138035768 20170703
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
xii, 413 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 27 cm
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198723288 20170605
We live in a complex and dynamic world. Understanding how to monitor, manage and conserve species and habitats - the goal of applied ecology - is of ever-increasing importance. Applied Ecology shows students how an understanding of ecological theory can be used to address the most important issues facing ecologists today. Its explicitly problem-solving approach reflects the reality of using ecological tools and approaches in applied contexts, while also highlighting the key ecological theories that underpin those applications to make the link between theory and practice clear. With an emphasis throughout on the realities of applying ecological theory, the book features interviews with a range of leading applied ecologists, and over 30 case studies to give students a clear sense of contemporary applied ecology in action. In addition, over 20 Hot Topic panels capture issues and approaches at the forefront of current practice. Online Resource Centre: The Online Resource Centre to accompany Applied Ecology features: For students: - Twelve bonus case studies to augment those featured in the book - Extended versions of the Interviews with Applied Ecologists that appear in the book For lecturers: - Problem-solving activities for use in a workshop, seminar, or tutorial setting - Figures from the book in digital format, for use in lecture presentations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198723288 20170605
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
G174, M174 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Volume 1 : Ghosts of the Anthropocene
  • Introduction : haunted landscapes of the Anthropocene / Elaine Gan, Anna Tsing, Heather Swanson, and Nils Bubandt
  • A garden or a grave? The canyonic landscape of the Tijuana-San Diego region / Lesley Stern
  • Marie Curie's fingerprint : nuclear spelunking in the Chernobyl zone / Kate Brown
  • Shimmer : when all you love is being trashed / Deborah Bird Rose
  • Future megafaunas : a historical perspective on the scope for a wilder Anthropocene / Jens-Christian Svenning
  • Ladders, trees, complexity, and other metaphors in evolutionary thinking / Andreas Hejnol
  • No small matter : mushroom clouds, ecologies of nothingness, and strange topologies of spacetimemattering / Karen Barad
  • Haunted geologies : spirits, stones, and the necropolitics of the Anthropocene / Nils Bubandt
  • Ghostly forms and forest histories / Andrew S. Mathews
  • Establishing new worlds : the lichens of Petersham / Anne Pringle
  • Coda : concept and chronotope / Mary Louise Pratt.
  • Volume 2 : Monsters of the Anthropocene
  • Introduction : bodies tumbled into bodies / Heather Swanson, Anna Tsing, Nils Bubandt, and Elaine Gan
  • Deep in admiration / Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Symbiogenesis, sympoiesis, and art Science activisms for staying with the trouble / Donna Haraway
  • Noticing microbial worlds : the postmodern synthesis in biology / Margaret McFall-Ngai
  • Holobiont by birth : multilineage individuals as the concretion of cooperative processes / Scott F. Gilbert
  • Wolf, or Homo homini lupus / Carla Freccero
  • Unruly appetites : salmon domestication "all the way down" / Marianne Elisabeth Lien
  • Without planning : the evolution of collective behavior in ant colonies / Deborah M. Gordon
  • Synchronies at risk : the Intertwined lives of horseshoe crabs and red knot birds / Peter Funch
  • Remembering in our amnesia, seeing in our blindness / Ingrid M. Parker
  • Coda : beautiful monsters : terra in the Cyanocene / Dorion Sagan.
Living on a damaged planet challenges who we are and where we live. This timely anthology calls on twenty eminent humanists and scientists to revitalize curiosity, observation, and transdisciplinary conversation about life on earth. As human-induced environmental change threatens multispecies livability, Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet puts forward a bold proposal: entangled histories, situated narratives, and thick descriptions offer urgent arts of living.Included are essays by scholars in anthropology, ecology, science studies, art, literature, and bioinformatics who posit critical and creative tools for collaborative survival in a more-than-human Anthropocene. The essays are organized around two key figures that also serve as the publications two openings: Ghosts, or landscapes haunted by the violences of modernity; and Monsters, or interspecies and intraspecies sociality. Ghosts and Monsters are tentacular, windy, and arboreal arts that invite readers to encounter ants, lichen, rocks, electrons, flying foxes, salmon, chestnut trees, mud volcanoes, border zones, graves, radioactive waste-in short, the wonders and terrors of an unintended epoch. Contributors: Karen Barad, U of California, Santa Cruz; Kate Brown, U of Maryland, Baltimore; Carla Freccero, U of California, Santa Cruz; Peter Funch, Aarhus U; Scott F. Gilbert, Swarthmore College; Deborah M. Gordon, Stanford U; Donna J. Haraway, U of California, Santa Cruz; Andreas Hejnol, U of Bergen, Norway; Ursula K. Le Guin; Marianne Elisabeth Lien, U of Oslo; Andrew Mathews, U of California, Santa Cruz; Margaret McFall-Ngai, U of Hawaii, Manoa; Ingrid M. Parker, U of California, Santa Cruz; Mary Louise Pratt, NYU; Anne Pringle, U of Wisconsin, Madison; Deborah Bird Rose, U of New South Wales, Sydney; Dorion Sagan; Lesley Stern, U of California, San Diego; Jens-Christian Svenning, Aarhus U.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781517902377 20170807
Green Library, Marine Biology Library (Miller)
xxii, 444 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm
  • Part I - 1. Section Pdotremata Guinot, 1977.- Family Dromiidae De Haan, 1833 (sponge crabs).- Part II - Section Eubrachyura, Subsection Heterotremata.- 2. Family Calappidae De Haan, 1833 (box crabs, shame-faced crabs).- 3. Family Matutidae De Haan, 1835 (moon crabs).- 4. Family Carpiliidae Ortmann, 1893 (coral crabs).- 5. Family Corystidae Samoulle, 1819.- 6. Family Dorippidae MacLeay, 1838 (porter crabs).- 7. Family Eriphiidae MacLeay, 1838 (stone crabs).- 7. Family Menippidae Ortmann, 1893 (stone crabs).- 8. Family Oziidae Dana, 1851 (forceps crabs).- 9. Family Euryplacidae Stimpson, 1871.- 10. Family Goneplacidae MacLeay, 1838.- 11. Family Iphiculidae Alcock, 1896.- 12. Family Leucosiidae Samouelle, 1819 (pebble crabs).- 13. Family Hymenosomatidae MacLeay, 1838 (spider crabs).- 14. Family Epialtidae MacLeay, 1838 (spider crabs, decorator crabs).- 15. Family Inachidae MacLeay, 1838 (spider crabs, decorator crabs).-16. Family Majidae Samouelle, 1819 (spider crabs, decorator crabs).- 17. Family Parthenopidae MacLeay, 1938 (elbow crabs).- 18. Family Portunidae Rafinesque, 1815 (swimming crabs).- 19. Family Xanthidae MacLeay, 1838 (rubble crabs, stone crabs, rock crabs).- 20. Family Pseudoziidae Alcock, 1898 (stone crabs).- 21. Family Tetraliidae Castro, Ng and Ahyong, 2004 (coral crabs).- 22. Family Trapeziidae Miers, 1886 (coral crabs).- 23 Family Galenidae Alcock, 1898.- 24. Family Pilumnidae Samouelle, 1819 (hairy crabs).- 25. Family Hexapodidae Miers, 1886 (six-legged crabs).- 26. Family Xenophthalmidae Stimpson, 1858.- 27. Family Palicidae Bouvier, 1898 (stilt crabs).- Part III - Section Eubrachyura, Subsection Thoracotremata Guinot, 1977.- 28. Family Grapsidae MacLeay, 1838 (shore crabs, talon crabs).- 29. Family Sesarmidae Dana, 1851 (marsh crabs).- 30. Family Varunidae H. Milne Edwards, 1853.- 31. Family Plagusiidae Dana, 1851 (rafting crabs).- 32. Family Camptandriidae Stimpson, 1858.- 33. Family Dotillidae Stimpson, 1858 (soldier crabs).- 34. Family Macrophthalmidae Dana, 1851 (sentinel crabs).- 35. Family Ocypodidae Rafinesque, 1815 (ghost crabs, fiddler crabs).- 36. Family Pinnotheridae De Haan, 1833 (pea crabs).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319493725 20171017
This illustrated atlas describes 256 extant brachyuran crab species in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. Identification keys are provided for 37 brachyuran families, 144 genera and 256 species on the basis of their main synapomorphies. Brief but precise descriptions highlighting the main characteristics are also provided for every family.The atlas displays features high-quality color photos, offering a hands-on guide and equipping readers to readily diagnose crab species in the region. Importantly, a line drawing of the first male gonopod, as well as its main diagnostic characteristics, are provided for all species. Further, every species is supplemented with synonymies that encompass the original descriptions, overall revision of the given taxa, monographs and all records from the northwestern Indian Ocean including the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.For each species, the book provides detailed local and global distribution maps, together with important ecological data including habitat preference. Further, it includes a general introduction to the brachyuran crabs with schematic drawings of their external morphology, as well as a comprehensive introduction to the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman as marine ecoregions (geography, hydrology, biology, and environmental condition).The book offers an indispensable guide for all professionals, researchers, and students interested in brachyuran crabs around the globe and particularly in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319493725 20171017
Marine Biology Library (Miller)