Biology of Freshwater Crayfish

  • ID: 2181670
  • Book
  • 720 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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It has been over 12 years since publication of the last major book covering freshwater crayfish and since then, there has been much new information produced which is gathered together here for the first time. The first section of the book deals with crayfish general biology with particular attention given to crayfish status and conservation, genetic variation and physiological adaptation to the environment. The second section of the book deals with crayfish of commercial importance with chapters devoted to each of the major genera of importance. This book is essential reading for anyone involved in the biology or exploitation of these important animals.
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Part I: General Biology:.

Background And Functional Morphology.

Phylogeny And Evolution.

Functional Anatomy.

Growth And Reproduction.

Ecology.

Taxonomy And Conservation Of The Native Crayfish Stocks.

Behaviour; Genetic Variation.

Physiological Adaptation To Environment.

Pathogens, Parasites And Commensals.

Immune Reactions.

Part II: Crayfish Of Commercial Importance:.

Astacus.

Pacifactacus.

Procambarus.

Orconectes.

Cambarus.

Cherax.

Part III: Conclusions

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"As a reference text, the Biology of Freshwater Crayfish is invaluable... This is a classic; buy it now and ensure that it does not, like its predecessor, slip out of print prematurely." Fish (Institute of Fisheries Management)

"A beautifully produced and totally comprehensive book... invaluable for students and experts of crayfish alike." Aquaculture News, April 2002

"This is a large and remarkably comprehensive book. The breadth of coverage is impressive... a most worthwhile addition to a library." Stephanie Peay, Aquatic Conservation, 2003.

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