A Guide to Squid, Cuttlefish and Octopuses of Australasia

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9780643065772: A Guide to Squid, Cuttlefish and Octopuses of Australasia
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The Australasian region is home to the greatest diversity of cephalopods - squids, cuttlefish, octopuses - in the world. This book provides insights into the biology and behaviour of cephalopods. From the giant squid to the deadly blue ringed octopus, the secret lives of cephalopods are revealed. An introduction to the features of the main cephalopod groups is followed by accounts of over 60 species. Each species account includes a distribution map and identification notes which summarize the main features to look for. While the book focuses on spcies found in relatively shallow coastal waters (typically less than 100 metres), a few of the more bizarre deep-water species are included. A comprehensive section illustrating cuttlebones should enable users to identify most of the species found in relatively shallow water.

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Dr. Mark Norman is a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. His research interests include the biology, behaviour and evolution of cephalopods, from pygmy octopuses to giant squid. His work on octopuses is supported by the Australian Biological Resources Study.

Dr. Amanda Reid is a taxonomist with a particular interest in cuttlefish, and is currently revising the Australian representatives of that group. She also works on the taxonomy of an unrelated group of animals, the Onychorphora or velvet worms.

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Reid, Amanda, Norman, Mark
Published by CSIRO Publishing (2000)
ISBN 10: 0643065776 ISBN 13: 9780643065772
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