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Biology of the Lobster: Homarus americanus

Edited By: JR Factor

528 pages, B/w photos, illus, tabs

Academic Press

Hardback | Oct 1995 | #44593 | ISBN: 0122475704
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The widely distributed Maine Lobster, Homarus americanus, which inhabits coastal waters from Canada to the Carolinas, is an important keystone species. This reference work brings together all that is known about this animal.

Finally, under one cover, a comprehensive overview of lobster anatomy, life history, taxonomy, evolution, ecology at all life stages, fishery regulations, population biology and fishery management, aquaculture, reproduction and embryonic development, neurobiolgoy and endocrinology, sensory biology, physiology, and other features of the biology of this important species. An impressive effort by the contributors to this fine volume. An essential book for any marine biology library! NORTHEASTERN NATURALIST (June 2001) "...this truly exhaustive treatise on (the Homarus americanus) morphology and internal processes will definitely constitute a major reference book for biologists from many areas of research, including fisheries and aquaculture. I have no doubt that this book will rank among the top ten of carcinological works of the nineties!" --J.C. von Vaupel Klein in CRUSTACEANA "It is a massive treatise that is absolutely loaded with information... It is a worthy successor to the two massive monographs of F.H. Herrick of a century ago... Factor has done a fine job. He has gotten some of the best people in the respective fields of lobster research to write solid review pieces... Meaty stuff indeed." --Frederick R. Shram, Professor of Systematics and Zoogeography, University of Amsterdam "The book is a work of art and scholarly achievement, and is an absolute must for libraries and for any laboratory involved in lobster research." --Sandra E. Shumway, SOUTHAMPTON COLLEGE, LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY "The book is beautifully printed and bound, and a pleasure to hold and read. The editors and authors can be congratulated on a fine job. They have celebrated Herrick's legacy in superb style." --MICROTEK INTERNATIONAL LTD.


Contributors. Preface. Introduction, Anatomy, and Life History, J.R. Factor. Taxonomy and Evolution, A.B. Williams. Larval and Postlarval Ecology, G.P. Ennis. Postlarval, Juvenile, Adolescent, and Adult Ecology, P. Lawton and K.L. Lavalli. Fishery Regulations and Methods, R.J. Miller. Populations, Fisheries, and Management, M.J. Fogarty. Interface of Ecology, Behavior, and Fisheries, J.S. Cobb. Aquaculture, D.E. Aiken and S.L. Waddy. Reproduction and Embryonic Development, P. Talbot and Simone Helluy. Control of Growth and Reproduction, S.L. Waddy, D.E. Aiken, and D.P.V. de Kleijn. Neurobiology and Neuroendocrinology, B. Beltz. Muscles and Their Innervation, C.K. Govind. Behavior and Sensory Biology, J. Atema and R. Voigt. The Feeding Appendages, K.L. Lavalli and J.R. Factor. The Digestive system, J.R. Factor. Digestive Physiology and Nutrition, D.E. Conklin. Circulation, the Blood, and Disease, G.G. Martin and J.E. Hose. The Physiology of Gas Exchange, Circulation, Ion Regulation, and Nitrogenous Excretion: An Integrative Approach, B.R. McMahon. Index.

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