Marine Flatworms: The World of Polyclads

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9780643068292: Marine Flatworms: The World of Polyclads

Marine Flatworms provides a fascinating introduction to the intriguing world of polyclad flatworms, a group of large, free-living marine Platyhelminthes, which are found throughout the world but are most colorful in tropical waters. Although not related to molluscs, they are often mistaken for sea slugs because of their brilliant color patterns.

Written in an accessible style by two leading experts in the field, this book explores flatworms’ unusual structure, feeding habits, their curious reproductive behaviour (including "penis fencing"), their mimicry and toxicology.

With a foreword by Professor Reinhardt Kristensen of the Copenhagen Zoological Museum, Marine Flatworms is the first comprehensive guide to polyclad families and genera. It contains more than 300 colour photographs from every part of the world

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About the Author:

Leslie Newman is a world authority on polyclad flatworms, having discovered and described more than 100 new species. A graduate in marine biology from the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Leslie completed her doctoral studies in Queensland, and is now at Southern Cross University, Australia.

Lester Cannon has recently retired as Senior Curator of lower invertebrates at the Queensland Museum, Australia. He undertook his doctoral studies at the University of Toronto, Canada, and pursued his post-doctoral studies on parasite ecology in California, USA.

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Newman, Leslie; Cannon, Lester
Editorial: CSIRO Publishing (2003)
ISBN 10: 0643068295 ISBN 13: 9780643068292
Usado Soft cover Cantidad: 1
Up the Hill Books
(Enniskeane, Irlanda)

Descripción CSIRO Publishing, 2003. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Larger format paperback in Very Good condition. Card covers have a little creasing to the corners, light shelf wear to the edges, surfaces clean, 97 pages with numerous colour plates, clean and unmarked, binding tight, no reading creases to the spine. Price includes standard postage worldwide. Nº de ref. de la librería 001480

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