Series: Benthic Fauna of the Bay of Nhatrang, Southern Vietnam Volume: 2
By: TA Britayev (Editor), Dmitrii Sergeevich Pavlov (Editor)
492 pages, 70 plates with 502 colour photos; 63 b/w line drawings
Language: English with Russian summaries
This book contains 9 chapters describing different groups of marine invertebrates: symbiotic polychaetes; mollusks - chitonsm gastropods of the family Eulimidae, nudibranchs; pontoniin shrimps; commercial and mangrove species of crabs; sea stars and crinoids. In the result of the processing of the samples, collected in the Bay of Nhatrang, 474 species of invertebrates are described, nearly half of them (218 species) were found in Vietnam for the first time. Eight new species for science are described. For each species the localities and general distribution data, synonymy and for many species diagnoses and descriptions are provided. The book is illustrated by 63 line drawings and 70 plates with 502 original color photographs of live specimens taken in nature or in aquaria immediately after collecting. This volume significantly increases the knowledge not only about the fauna of the Bay, but of Vietnam in general.
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