Marine Biodiversity of Costa Rica, Central America

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This book provides a compilation and update of species diversity in coastal and marine habitats of Costa Rica in particular and Central America in general
The compilation features species lists, comments on the state of knowledge of almost all taxonomical groups prepared by both national and international specialists
The book contains information about collections and experts for each taxonomic group as well as information gaps and serves as starting point and basic reference for future research

Series: Monographiae Biologicae Volume: 86

By: Ingo S Wehrtmann(Editor), Jorge Cortés(Editor)

550 pages, 118 illus

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Nov 2014 | #221509 | ISBN-13: 9789400789449
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Marine Biodiversity of Costa Rica, Central America, compiling and updating the marine biodiversity information of Costa Rica, consists of species lists, and comments on the state-of-knowledge of most taxonomical groups. It contains information about collections and experts for each taxonomic group as well as information gaps, thus serving as a starting point and basic reference for future research. Although focusing on Costa Rica, the book provides an overview of marine species diversity of Central America.

Marine Biodiversity of Costa Rica, Central America should stimulate marine research in the region, and will be an asset for students, researchers, and decision making concerning conservation and sustainable use of marine and coastal areas.

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"This book [...] provide a good summary of the marine organisms of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of Costa Rica. [...] a useful resource for anyone interested in the marine life of Central America, and does a good job of highlighting the areas where research efforts should be concentrated. Summing Up: Recommended. All professional and academic libraries, lower-division undergraduates and above."
- G. C. Jensen, Choice, Vol. 46 (11), July, 2009

PART I The Marine Realm of Costa Rica -- Diversity of Marine Habitats – Jorge Cortés & Ingo S. Wehrtmann
PART II A history of marine biodiversity scientific research in Costa Rica – Jorge Cortés
PART III Marine Fossils – Teresita Aguilar

PART IV Taxonomic groups
Chapter 1. Phytoplankton - Roxana Viquez & Paul E. Hargraves
Chapter 2. Marine benthic algae - Andrea Bernecker
Chapter 3. Seagrasses -Jorge Cortés & Eva Salas
Chapter 4. Mangroves - Ana Margarita Silva-Benavides
Chapter 5. Foraminifera - Jorge Cortés, Claudia Mora-Baumgartner & Vanessa Nielsen
Chapter 6. Sponges - Jorge Cortés, Noam van der Hal, R.W.M. van Soest
Chapter 7. Hydrozoa, Scyphozoa and Cubozoa (Medusozoa) - Karina Rodriguez & Lourdes Segura-Puertas
Chapter 8. Siphonophores - Karina Rodriguez & Rebeca Gasca
Chapter 9. Zoanthids, sea anemones and corallimorpharians - Jorge Cortés
Chapter 10. Octocorals - Odalisca Breedy
Chapter 11. Stony corals - Jorge Cortés
Chapter 12. Sipunculans - Jose A. Vargas & Harlan K. Dean
Chapter 13. Polychaetes and echiurans - Harlan K. Dean
Chapter 14. Stomatopods - Rita Vargas
Chapter 15. Euphausids - Ivan Castellanos, Eduardo Suarez-Morales & lvaro Morales-Ramirez
Chapter 16. Decapod crustaceans- Rita Vargas & Ingo S. Wehrtmann
Chapter 17. Shallow water mysids - W. Wayne Price, Richard W. Heard and Rita Vargas
Chapter 18. Cumaceans - Iorgu Petrescu, Richard W. Heard, Rita Vargas & Odalisca Breedy
Chapter 19. Tanaidaceans - Richard W. Heard, Odalisca Breedy & Rita Vargas
Chapter 20. Isopods - Richard Brusca & Ingo S. Wehrtmann
Chapter 21. Gammaridean amphipods - John M. Foster, Sara E. LeCroy, Richard W. Heard and Rita Vargas
Chapter 22. Hyperiid amphipods - Rebeca Gasca
Chapter 23. Barnacles - Robert von Syoc
Chapter 24. Copepods - lvaro Morales-Ramirez & Eduardo Suarez-Morales
Chapter 25. Sea-spiders - Roger N. Bamber
Chapter 26. Marine insects - Monika Springer
Chapter 27. Chitons - Enrico Schwabe & Ingo S. Wehrtmann
Chapter 28. Benthic, shelled gastropods - Leonora Rodriguez, Rita Vargas & Jorge Cortés
Chapter 29. Pelagic gastropods - Eduardo Suarez-Morales, Rebeca Gasca & Ivan Castellanos
Chapter 30. Benthic opisthobranchs - Yolanda E. Camacho-Garcia
Chapter 31. Bivalves - Julio Magana-Cubillo & Jose Espinosa
Chapter 32. Squids and octopuses - F.G. Hochberg & Yolanda E. Camacho-Garcia
Chapter 33. Phoronids - Christian C. Emig
Chapter 34. Bryozoans - Jorge Cortés, Vanessa Nielsen & Amalia Herrera-Cubilla
Chapter 35. Brachiopods - Christian C. Emig
Chapter 36. Echinoderms - Juan Jose Alvarado & Jorge Cortés
Chapter 37. Chaetognaths or arrow worms - Eduardo Suarez-Morales, Rosa Ma. Hernandez-Flores & lvaro Morales-Ramirez
Chapter 38. Appendicularians (Urochordata) - Ivan Castellanos, lvaro Morales-Ramirez & Eduardo Suarez-Morales
Chapter 39. Marine fish - William A. Bussing & Myrna Lopez
Chapter 40. Marine reptiles and amphibians - Mahmood Sasa, Gerardo A. Chaves & Lisa D. Patrick
Chapter 41. Birds in coastal and marine environments - Gilbert Barrantes & Johel Chaves-Campos
Chapter 42. Marine mammals - Laura May-Collado
Chapter 43. Other taxonomic groups Fungi, kinorhynchs, invertebrate chordates - Jorge Cortés
Chapter 44. Marine fish parasites - Jorge Cortés
Chapter 45. Sea turtle parasites - Mario Santero & Simonetta Mattiucci

PART V. Marine Biodiversity of Costa Rica: Perspectives and Conclusions - Ingo S. Wehrtmann, Jorge Cortés & Silvia Echeverria

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