1st Edition

Freshwater Crayfish
A Global Overview

ISBN 9781466586390
Published August 5, 2015 by CRC Press
679 Pages 36 Color & 148 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

For their great commercial importance as a human food delicacy, crayfish are now becoming of wider interest to molecular biologists, and also to conservationists due to the fact that in some countries many of the native crayfish species are under threat from human activity, disease, and competition from other introduced crayfish species. Helmed by three editors in Japan, Europe, and the US, this book invites contributions from experts around the globe, covering the conservation status and biology of all endangered species, taxonomy, and distribution of crayfishes worldwide.

Table of Contents

Section 1: New model organism for biology

General Biology, Happy Birthday! The First Decade of Marmorkrebs research-Results and Perspective; G. Scholtz of Humboldt University zu Berlin, Germany

Conservation, Predicting the range expansion of a partenogenic crayfish invader; P. Feria and Z. Faulkes of TheUniversity of Texas-Pan America, USA

Experimental Biology, Marble Crayfish as A New Model Organism and A New Threat to native Crayfish Conservation; Z. Faulkes of The University of Texas-Pan America, USA

Physiology, Tolerance of Marbled Crayfish Procambarusfallax f. virginalis to Low Temperature in Nordic Climate; K. Kaldre of Estonian University of Life Science, Estonia

Reproductive biology, Parthenogenesis: Mechanisms, evolution, and its Relevance to the Role of Marbled Crayfish as Model Organism and Potential Invader; P. Martin of HumboldtUniversitatzu Berlin, Germany

Aquarium, Marbled crayfish Gaining Ground in Europe: the Role of the Pet Trade as invasion Pathway; C. Chucholl of Fisheries Research Station BW, Germany

Cell biology, Research on stem cells, Ageing, Cancer Resistance, and Epigenetics in Marbled Crayfish and Relatives: Potential Benefits for Human Biology and Medicine; G. Vogt of University of Heidelberg, Germany

Section 2: Crayfish: new developments

Aquaculture,Developing Markets for New Product: Aquacultured Redclaw in Mexico; A. Garza de Yta of CRM International S.C., Mexico

The Biology of Crayfish Plague Pathogen Aphanomycesastaci: Current Answers to Most Frequent Questions; J. Dieguez-Uribeondo of Royal Botanic Garden, Spain

Environment, A Review of Current Techniques for Sampling Freshwater Crayfish; S. Parkyn of Freshwater Ecology Consultant, Australia

Behavior, Behavioral ecology of invasive crayfish: its contribution to conservation; E. Tricarico of Florence University, Italy

Prevent crayfish plague, Chaos and Adaptation in the Pathogen-Host Relationship in Relation to the Conservation: the Case of the Crayfish Plague and the Noble Crayfish; J. Jussila, H. Kokko, and J. Makkonen of The University of Eastern Finland, Finland, Ivana Maguire of University of Zagreb, Croatia

Monitoring, Crayfish as Tools in Water Quality Monitoring; P. Kozak and I.Kuklinaof South Bohemian University, Czech

Phylogeny, Phylogenetic Estimate of the Freshwater Crayfish (Decapoda: Astacidea) using Morphology and Molecules; D. Stern and K. Crandall of The George Washington University, USA

Section 3: Global overview of freshwater crayfish biology

Atlantic North America, The Crayfish Fauna of Canada and the United States in North America; R. Thoma, USA

Middle America, The Crayfish of Middle America; F. Alvarezand J. L. Villalobos of ColecciónNacional de CrustáceosInstituto de Biología, Mexico

Pacific North America, Historical Biogeography of Pacifastacuscrayfishes and their Branchiobdellidan and Entocytherid Ectosymbionts in Western North America; E. Larson of University of Tennessee and B. W. Williams of Southern Illinois University, USA

South America, The Native South American Crayfish (Decapoda: Parastacidae); E. Rudolph of Universidad de Los Lagos, Chile, M. P. Almerao of Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, BI,Brazil

Oceania, the Freshwater Crayfish of the Oceania Region; J. M. Furseand K. L. Dawkins of Griffith University, Q. F. Burnham of Edith Cowan University, A. M. M. Richardson of University of Tasmania, Australia

Africa, Crayfish of Africa; C. Boyko of American Museum of Natural History, USA

Europe,Crayfish in Europe: Biogeography, Ecology and Conservation; L. Fureder University of Innsubruck, Austria

Asia, Taxonomic Synopsis and Biology; T. Kawai of Wakkanai Fisheries Institute, Japan, G. S. Min of Ina University, South Korea, E. I. Baravanshchikov of TINRO, Russia, V. S. Labay of SakhNIRO, Russia, and H. S. Ko of Silla University of South Korea

Crayfish worms, Branchiobdellidans (Annelida: Clitellata), Ectosymbionts of Crayfishes; S. R. Gelder of University of Main at Presque Isle, and B. W. Williams of Southern Illinois University, USA

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