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
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.