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Hermit Crabs of the Northeastern Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea: An Illustrated Key

Flora / FaunaIdentification Key

Series: A Natural History Museum Identification Guide

By: Ray Ingle

504 pages, 147 figures

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1992 | #21736 | ISBN: 0412490102
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NHBS Price: £315.50 $397/€371 approx

About this book

This comprehensive review provides detailed illustrations, synonyms, taxonomic descriptions and distributions for all species belonging to the Diogenidae and Paguridae; these families include the majority of the species. A landmark study, by one of the foremost authorities on crabs.

There is little doubt that the present key will live up to the deserved reputation of its predecessors in this series...Hermits of the human variety were, by definition, classically reclusive, keeping the world at arm's length - thanks to this book, their crustacean counterparts now have little chance of remaining similary obscure. Irish Naturalist Journal; This is an important monograph dealing with all known hermit crabs of the north-eastern atlantic...Graet pains have been taken to have the nomenclature entirely up to date...a very useful geographic index is provided...By updating the existing knowledge of the European hermit crabs, Ingle's book will form the basis for all future work on these species, not only in taxonomy but in other fields as well...an up-to-date monograph of the N.E.Atlantic hermit crab and forms an indespensable tool for their study. - Crustaceana; This is an important monograph dealing with all known hermit crabs of the north-eastern atlantic...Great pains have been taken to have the nomenclature entirely up to date...a very useful geographic index is provided...By updating the existing knowledge of the European hermit crabs, Ingle's book will form the basis for all future work on these species, not only in taxonomy but in other fields as well...an up-to-date monograph of the N.E.Atlantic hermit crab and forms an indispensable tool for their study. - Crustaceana


Contents

Introduction. Previous studies. Morphology. Checklist of species. Distribution. Keys to families, genera and species. References, synonyms, descriptions and distributions. Figures of species. Acknowledgements. Literature references. Index.

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