1st Edition

Aeglidae Life History and Conservation Status of Unique Freshwater Anomuran Decapods

Edited By Sandro Santos, Sergio Luiz de Siqueira Bueno Copyright 2020
    296 Pages 42 Color & 43 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    296 Pages 42 Color & 43 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    296 Pages 42 Color & 43 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Aeglidae focuses on these unique crustaceans who are endemic to South America. The book is the first to summarize the diverse aspects of the Aeglidae, whose taxonomic features and phylogenetic relationships, evolutionary history and biogeographical background, biological characteristics, and current conservation awareness make them stand out among all other decapods. 

  • Addresses the morphology, taxonomy, and phylogenetics that characterize the Aegla and their relationship to other decapod taxa
  • Provides in-depth treatment of the evolutionary history, biogeography, reproduction, developmental biology, and the life cycle of the Aeglidae
  • Discusses their physiology, ecology and behavior, including physiological mechanisms associated with freshwater adaptation, population dynamics, trophic ecology, agonistic and non-agonistic behavior
  • Covers the current conservation status of all known species of aeglids, major threats to them, the use of aeglids as flagships or umbrella species, and conservation action planning
  • Edited by internationally distinguished leaders in this field.
  • This will be an important reference not only for carcinologists working with this family of decapods, but also readers interested in the evolution, biogeography, taxonomy, phylogenetics, physiology, and reproductive ecology.

    Chapter 1. Evolutionary history and phylogenetic relationships of Aeglidae Sandro Santos, Marlise Ladvocat Bartholomei-Santos, Bianca Laís Zimmermann, Marcos Pérez-Losada and Keith A. Crandall

    Chapter 2. Morphology, taxonomy and diversity of extant Aeglidae Sandro Santos, Georgina Bond-Buckup and Carlos G. Jara

    Chapter 3. Population Structure and Morphological Maturity Setuko Masunari

    Chapter 4. Trophic ecology Pablo Collins

    Chapter 5. Reproductive Biology and Gonadal Development in Aeglidae Carolina Sokolowicz

    Chapter 6. Postembryonic development, parental care and recruitment Sérgio Luiz de Siqueira Bueno, Roberto Munehisa Shimizu and Juliana Cristina Bertacini Moraes

    Chapter 7. Intra- and interspecific behavioral interactions of Aeglidae with a comparison to other decapods Marcelo M. Dalosto and Alexandre V. Palaoro

    Chapter 8. Physiological ecology: osmoregulation and metabolism of the aeglid anomurans John Campbell McNamara and Samuel Coelho Faria

    Chapter 9. Conservation status and threats of Aeglidae: beyond the assessment Harry Boos, Paula Guimarães Salge and Marcelo A. A. Pinheiro

    Chapter 10. Sampling and data analysis for population studies on the life history of Aegla spp. Roberto Munehisa Shimizu and Sergio Luiz de Siqueira Bueno


    Sandro Santos is a professor at the Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil.

    Sergio Luiz de Siqueria Bueno is a professor at University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    CHOICE Review, Sept 2020: Optional. Graduate students through faculty.

    This book is an edited collection of literature review articles that together summarize the status of scientific knowledge on this group... The ten chapters cover topics such as the evolutionary history and phylogeny of the group, its trophic ecology, reproductive and developmental biology, behavior, physiological ecology, and conservation biology. --M. P. Gustafson, Texas Lutheran University