Crustaceans: Physiological Characteristics, Evolution and Conservation Strategies

Victor Alvarado (Editor)

Series: Animal Science, Issues and Research
BISAC: SCI070010




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Crustaceans are key organisms in aquatic ecosystems. Today crustaceans of Ponto-Caspian origin have become important faunal constituents in many European water bodies, including the Baltic Sea. In this book, Chapter One reviews the causes, consequences and prospects of Pont-Caspian crustaceans in the Baltic Sea. Chapter Two examines the physiological causes and ecological implications of extra and “intermediate” larval stages in decapod crustacean life. Chapter Three discusses a comparative study of liposoluble vitamin effects in decapod crustaceans. The final chapter is a commentary on the possible management and conservation strategies of crustaceans from temperate sandy beaches. (Imprint: Novinka)


Chapter 1. Ponto-Caspian Crustaceans in the Baltic Sea: Causes, Consequences, Prospects
Aldona Dobrzycka-Krahel (Department of Experimental Ecology of Marine Organisms, Institute of Oceanography, University of Gdansk, Poland)

Chapter 2. Extra and "Intermediate" Larval Stages in Decapod Crustacea: A Review of Physiological Causes and Ecological Implications, with Emphasis on Lobsters, Homarus spp.
Brady K. Quinn (Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick, Saint John, NB, Canada)

Chapter 3. A Comparative Study of Liposoluble Vitamin Effects in Decapod Crustacean with Emphasis in Argentine Shrimp Species
Nair de los Angeles Pereira, María Victoria Sarasa and Analia Fernández-Gimenez (Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata-Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Funes, Mar del Plata, Argentina, and others)

Chapter 4. Crustaceans from Temperate Sandy Beaches: A Possible Route for Management and Conservation Strategies
Sílvia C. Gonçalves (MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, ESTM, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Peniche, Portugal, and others)


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