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1st Edition

Isopod Systematics and Evolution

Edited By

Richard C. Brusca



ISBN 9789058093271
Published June 1, 2001 by CRC Press
378 Pages

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Book Description

A look at isopod systematics and evolution, topics confronted include the influence of genetic and extrachromasomal factors on their population rate and a comparison of different species in different habitats.

Table of Contents

Taxonomy, systematics, biogeography; new genera of terrestrial isopods from South America, with remarks on some species; a new species of Politolana from the south Brazilian shelf; families and genera of Isopoda Anthuridea; systematic of the Phreatoicidea; a review of the bopyrid isopods parasitic on thalassinidean decapods; biogeography on the marine Isopoda of the Indian Ocean, with a checklist of species and records; ecology; parental behaviour in the wood-boring isopod Sphaeroma terebrans; depth-size related patterns of marine isopods in the Noerdic Seas; Isopod assemblages on the continental shelf and upper slope from the southwestern Atlantic; origin, age, and evolutionary rate of the microparasellid isopod Microcharon from the ground water of the south-Riffian region (Morocco); the influence of genetic and extrachromosomal factors on population sex ratio in the marine isopod; paracerceis sculpta; morphology; morphology of respiratory organs in South American Oniscidea (Philosciidae); some unusual morphological features of Amazonian fish parasites (Cymothoidae); microscopic anatomy of the integument and digestive system during the molt cycle in Ligia italica (Oniscidae).

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