Aeglidae: Life History and Conservation Status of Unique Freshwater Anomuran Decapods, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover


Life History and Conservation Status of Unique Freshwater Anomuran Decapods, 1st Edition

Edited by Sandro Santos, Sergio Luiz de Siqueira Bueno

CRC Press

296 pages | 42 Color Illus. | 43 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781138294721
pub: 2019-10-10
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Key features:

  • 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 researchers with established international reputations in this field, including internationally distinguished leaders in this field
  • 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. 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.

    Table of Contents

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

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

    Population Structure and Morphological Maturity - Setuko Masunari

    Trophic ecology - Pablo Collins

    Reproductive Biology and Gonadal Development in Aeglidae - Carolina Sokolowicz

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

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

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

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

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

    About the Editors

    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.

    About the Series

    Advances in Crustacean Research

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    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    NATURE / Animals / General
    SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
    SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology
    SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General