This book provides the taxonomy, common name, global distribution, habitat, diagnostic features, and pharmaceutical compounds (along with their activities) of 200 species of marine cnidarians along with nearly 200 detailed illustrations in glorious color.
The phylum Cnidaria (formerly Coelenterata) is a large, diverse, and ecologically important group of marine invertebrates which make up 40 percent of the biomass of the oceans. Marine invertebrates are the richest source of marine natural products with potential applications in the pharmaceutical and medical sectors, and it has been reported that over 3000 bioactive compounds have been described from this phylum alone, mostly in the last decade.
Biology and Ecology of Pharmaceutical Sea stars (Class Asteroidea)
Biology and Ecology of Pharmaceutical Brittle stars and Basket stars (Class Ophiuroidea)
Biology and Ecology of Pharmaceutical Sea cucumbers (Class: Holothuroidea)