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Freshwater Crayfish: A Global Overview

Provides an up-to-date reference work on commercially important crustaceans
Covers conservation status and biology of all endangered species, taxonomy, and distribution of crayfishes worldwide
Introduces a new model aquatic organism – a parthenogenetic freshwater crayfish

By: Tadashi Kawai (Editor), Zen Faulkes (Editor), Gerhard Scholtz (Editor)

669 pages, 36 colour photos and colour illustrations; 148 b/w photos, b/w illustrations, and b/w distribution maps; tables

CRC Press

Hardback | Sep 2015 | #216623 | ISBN-13: 9781466586390
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About this book

For their great commercial importance as a human food delicacy, crayfish are now becoming of wider interest to molecular biologists, and also to conservationists due to the fact that in some countries many of the native crayfish species are under threat from human activity, disease, and competition from other introduced crayfish species. Helmed by three editors in Japan, Europe, and the US, Freshwater Crayfish: A Global Overview invites contributions from experts around the globe, covering the conservation status and biology of all endangered species, taxonomy, and distribution of crayfishes worldwide.


Section 1: New model organism for biology
General Biology, Happy Birthday! The First Decade of Marmorkrebs research-Results and Perspective; G. Scholtz of Humboldt University zu Berlin, Germany
Conservation, Predicting the range expansion of a partenogenic crayfish invader; P. Feria and Z. Faulkes of The University of Texas-Pan America, USA
Experimental Biology, Marble Crayfish as A New Model Organism and A New Threat to native Crayfish Conservation; Z. Faulkes of The University of Texas-Pan America, USA
Physiology, Tolerance of Marbled Crayfish Procambarusfallax f. virginalis to Low Temperature in Nordic Climate; K. Kaldre of Estonian University of Life Science, Estonia
Reproductive biology, Parthenogenesis: Mechanisms, evolution, and its Relevance to the Role of Marbled Crayfish as Model Organism and Potential Invader; P. Martin of Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin, Germany
Aquarium, Marbled crayfish Gaining Ground in Europe: the Role of the Pet Trade as invasion Pathway; C. Chucholl of Fisheries Research Station BW, Germany
Cell biology, Research on stem cells, Ageing, Cancer Resistance, and Epigenetics in Marbled Crayfish and Relatives: Potential Benefits for Human Biology and Medicine; G. Vogt of University of Heidelberg, Germany

Section 2: Crayfish: new developments
Aquaculture,Developing Markets for New Product: Aquacultured Redclaw in Mexico; A. Garza de Yta of CRM International S.C., Mexico
The Biology of Crayfish Plague Pathogen Aphanomycesastaci: Current Answers to Most Frequent Questions; J. Dieguez-Uribeondo of Royal Botanic Garden, Spain
Environment, A Review of Current Techniques for Sampling Freshwater Crayfish; S. Parkyn of Freshwater Ecology Consultant, Australia
Behavior, Behavioral ecology of invasive crayfish: its contribution to conservation; E. Tricarico of Florence University, Italy
Prevent crayfish plague, Chaos and Adaptation in the Pathogen-Host Relationship in Relation to the Conservation: the Case of the Crayfish Plague and the Noble Crayfish; J. Jussila, H. Kokko, and J. Makkonen of The University of Eastern Finland, Finland, Ivana Maguire of University of Zagreb, Croatia
Monitoring, Crayfish as Tools in Water Quality Monitoring; P. Kozak and I. Kuklina of South Bohemian University, Czech
Phylogeny, Phylogenetic Estimate of the Freshwater Crayfish (Decapoda: Astacidea) using Morphology and Molecules; D. Stern and K. Crandall of The George Washington University, USA

Section 3: Global overview of freshwater crayfish biology
Atlantic North America, The Crayfish Fauna of Canada and the United States in North America; R. Thoma, USA
Middle America, The Crayfish of Middle America; F. Alvarezand J. L. Villalobos of Colección Nacional de Crustáceos, Instituto de Biología, Mexico
Pacific North America, Historical Biogeography of Pacifastacuscrayfishes and their Branchiobdellidan and Entocytherid Ectosymbionts in Western North America; E. Larson of University of Tennessee and B. W. Williams of Southern Illinois University, USA
South America, The Native South American Crayfish (Decapoda: Parastacidae); E. Rudolph of Universidad de Los Lagos, Chile, M. P. Almerao of Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, BI, Brazil
Oceania, the Freshwater Crayfish of the Oceania Region; J. M. Furseand K. L. Dawkins of Griffith University, Q. F. Burnham of Edith Cowan University, A. M. M. Richardson of University of Tasmania, Australia
Africa, Crayfish of Africa; C. Boyko of American Museum of Natural History, USA
Europe,Crayfish in Europe: Biogeography, Ecology and Conservation; L. Fureder University of Innsubruck, Austria
Asia, Taxonomic Synopsis and Biology; T. Kawai of Wakkanai Fisheries Institute, Japan, G. S. Min of Ina University, South Korea, E. I. Baravanshchikov of TINRO, Russia, V. S. Labay of SakhNIRO, Russia, and H. S. Ko of Silla University of South Korea
Crayfish worms, Branchiobdellidans (Annelida: Clitellata), Ectosymbionts of Crayfishes; S. R. Gelder of University of Main at Presque Isle, and B. W. Williams of Southern Illinois University, USA

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