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Freshwater Invertebrates in Central Europe: A Field Guide

Field / Identification GuideIdentification Key
Richly illustrated field guide
Provides concise information on individual species
Easy determination of species with the illustrations, pictures and descriptions

By: György Kriska (Author)

411 pages, 500 colour photos and colour illustrations


Paperback | Sep 2013 | #204199 | ISBN-13: 9783709115466
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About this book

Language: English

This current guide book on freshwater invertebrates of the central European region is a richly illustrated volume providing an excellent systematic information source on freshwater macroinvertebrates. Numerous colour photos and additional vector graphic figures enable the determination of specific species at a higher taxonomic level (family). Freshwater Invertebrates in Central Europe is supplemented by electronic material including pictures and short movie sequences. Freshwater Invertebrates in Central Europe is a must have for individuals interested in the freshwater animals of central Europe such as animal scientists and ecologists as well as students of freshwater invertebrate classes. This book was previously published in German.


- Introduction of the Book
- Fresh-water invertebrates – Identification key
- Sponges – Spongillidae
- Hydras and jellyfishes – Cnidaria
- Flatworms – Platyhelminthes
- Hairybacks – Gastrotricha, Water bears – Tardigrada
- Rotifers – Rotifera
- Roundworms – Nematoda
- Snails, limpets and mussels – Mollusca
- Segmented worms – Annelida
- Water spiders and mites – Chelicerata
- Crustaceans – Crustacea
- Springtails – Collembola
- Mayflies – Ephemeroptera
- Dragonflies and damselflies – Odonata
- Stoneflies – Plecoptera
- Water bugs – Heteroptera
- Beetles – Coleoptera
- Sialidae, Osmylidae, Sisyridae
- Caddisflies – Trichoptera
- Moths – Lepidoptera
- True flies – Diptera
- Moss animals – Bryozoa
- Captions for photographs
- Identification key for cellular phone
- Glossary
- Bibliography

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