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Academic & Professional Books  Insects & other Invertebrates  Arthropods (excl. insects)  Crustaceans

Aeglidae Life History and Conservation Status of Unique Freshwater Anomuran Decapods

By: Sandro Santos(Editor), Sergio Luiz de Siqueira Bueno(Editor)
283 pages, 42 colour & 43 b/w photos and illustrations
Publisher: CRC Press
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  • Aeglidae ISBN: 9781138294721 Hardback Oct 2019 Usually dispatched within 1 week
Price: £150.00
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Aeglidae focuses on these unique crustaceans who are endemic to South America. The book is the first to summarize the diverse aspects of the Aeglidae, whose taxonomic features and phylogenetic relationships, evolutionary history and biogeographical background, biological characteristics, and current conservation awareness make them stand out among all other decapods. This will be an important reference not only for carcinologists working with this family of decapods, but also readers interested in the evolution, biogeography, taxonomy, phylogenetics, physiology, and reproductive ecology.

Key features:
- Addresses the morphology, taxonomy, and phylogenetics that characterize the Aegla and their relationship to other decapod taxa
- Provides in-depth treatment of the evolutionary history, biogeography, reproduction, developmental biology, and the life cycle of the Aeglidae
- Discusses their physiology, ecology and behavior, including physiological mechanisms associated with freshwater adaptation, population dynamics, trophic ecology, agonistic and non-agonistic behavior
- Covers the current conservation status of all known species of aeglids, major threats to them, the use of aeglids as flagships or umbrella species, and conservation action planning
- Edited by researchers with established international reputations in this field, including internationally distinguished leaders in this field


- Evolutionary history and phylogenetic relationships of Aeglidae - Sandro Santos, Marlise Ladvocat Bartholomei-Santos, Bianca Lais Zimmermann, Marcos Perez-Losada and Keith A. Crandall
- Morphology, taxonomy and diversity of extant Aeglidae - Sandro Santos, Georgina Bond-Buckup and Carlos G. Jara
- Population Structure and Morphological Maturity - Setuko Masunari
- Trophic ecology - Pablo Collins
- Reproductive Biology and Gonadal Development in Aeglidae - Carolina Sokolowicz
- Postembryonic development, parental care and recruitment - Sergio Luiz de Siqueira Bueno, Roberto Munehisa Shimizu and Juliana Cristina Bertacini Moraes
- Intra- and interspecific behavioral interactions of Aeglidae with a comparison to other decapods - Marcelo M. Dalosto and Alexandre V. Palaoro
- Physiological ecology: osmoregulation and metabolism of the aeglid anomurans - John Campbell McNamara and Samuel Coelho Faria
- Conservation status and threats of Aeglidae: beyond the assessment - Harry Boos, Paula Guimaraes Salge and Marcelo A. A. Pinheiro
- Sampling and data analysis for population studies on the life history of Aegla spp. - Roberto Munehisa Shimizu and Sergio Luiz de Siqueira Bueno

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Sandro Santos is a professor at the Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil. Sergio Luiz de Siqueria Bueno is a professor at University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

By: Sandro Santos(Editor), Sergio Luiz de Siqueira Bueno(Editor)
283 pages, 42 colour & 43 b/w photos and illustrations
Publisher: CRC Press
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