By Joel W Martin,Jørgen Olesen,Jens T Høeg
Crustaceans—familiar to the common individual as shrimp, lobsters, crabs, krill, barnacles, and their many relatives—are simply some of the most very important and various teams of marine lifestyles. Poorly understood, they're one of the such a lot a number of invertebrates on the earth. such a lot crustaceans begin existence as eggs and go through quite a few morphological stages ahead of adulthood. In Atlas of Crustacean Larvae, greater than forty five of the world's major crustacean researchers clarify and illustrate the wonder and complexity of the numerous larval existence stages.
Revealing shapes which are resembling extraterrestrial beings from different worlds—often with strange variations for a planktonic existence or for parasitization, together with (in a few instances) bulging eyes, huge, immense spines, and aids for flotation and swimming—the plentiful illustrations and images express the aspect of every morphological level and make allowance for speedy comparisons. the range is straight away obvious within the illustrations: spikes that deter predators happen on a few larvae, whereas others endure targeted specializations no longer obvious somewhere else, and nonetheless others seem as miniature models of the adults. Small modifications in anatomy are proven to be fitted to the behaviors and survival mechanisms of every species.
Destined to turn into a key reference for experts and scholars and a valuable ebook for someone who needs to appreciate "the invertebrate spine of marine ecosystems," Atlas of Crustacean Larvae belongs at the shelf of each severe marine biologist.
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Atlas of Crustacean Larvae by Joel W Martin,Jørgen Olesen,Jens T Høeg