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Freshwater Snails of Africa and Their Medical Importance

World / ChecklistFlora / FaunaIdentification Key

By: DS Brown

610 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, tabs

Taylor & Francis

Hardback | Dec 1994 | Edition: 2 | #32344 | ISBN: 0748400265
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NHBS Price: £295.00 $358/€328 approx

About this book

Takes account of the advances made since the first edition was published in 1981. It includes a full checklist of species, a full systematic survey of species including keys to identification of genera, and synopses of individual species, with notes on ecology, distribution and parasites. Further chapters discuss relationships between snails and their parasites, and possible methods of control.


Systematic synopsis - introduction, glossary, identification keys; systematic synopsis - prosbranchs and pulmonates; snails and schistosomes; other snail-transmitted parasitic infections; the biology of bulinus; snail control; local snail faunas; chemical and physical factors; life cycles and populations; regions, lakes and rivers - biography.

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