The Biology of Calanoid Copepods, Volume 33 (Advances in Marine Biology)

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9780120261338: The Biology of Calanoid Copepods, Volume 33 (Advances in Marine Biology)

This special volume of Advances in Marine Biology covers in detail the biology of calanoid copepods. Copepods are probably the most numerous multicellular organisms on earth. They are aquatic animals that live in both marine and fresh water, and are of prime importance in marine ecosystems as they form a direct link between phytoplankton and fish. This volume is essential for all marine biologists.
Advances in Marine Biology contains up-to-date reviews of all areas of marine science, including fisheries science and macro/micro fauna. Each volume contains peer-reviewed papers detailing the ecology of marine regions.

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Copepods are one of the most numerous multicellular organisms on earth. They are aquatic animals, living in both marine and fresh water, and are of prime importance in marine ecosystems as they form a direct link between phytoplankton and pelagic fish, such as herring. This volume by John Mauchline includes:
* Introduction
* External Morphology, Internal Anatomy
* Taxonomy and Identification
* World List of Platycopioid and Calanoid Copepods
* Gut, Food and Feeding
* Physiology
* Chemical Composition
* Reproduction
* Growth
* Population Biology
* Behaviour
* Distributional Ecology
* Geographical Distribution
* Copepods in Ecosystems

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