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Biology of the Invertebrates


By: Jan A Pechenik

592 pages, B/w plates, illus, figs, tabs

McGraw Hill

Paperback | Jan 2010 | Edition: 6 | #192151 | ISBN-13: 9780071270410
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Designed as a readable introduction to the biology of each group, emphasizing distinguishing characteristics.


Environmental considerations; invertebrate classification; the protozoan protists; the poriferans and placozoans; the cnidarians; the platyhelminthes; two possible flatworm relatives - gnathostomulids and mesozoans; gnathostomulids and mesozoans; introduction to the hydrostatic skeleton; the nemertines; the nematodes; three phyla of uncertain affiliation - nematomorpha, acanthocephala and priapulida; the rotifers and three related phyla; the molluscs; the annelids; echiurans and sipunculans - likely annelid rivers; the pogonophorans; the anthropods; two more phyla of uncertain affiliation; tardigrades and onychophorans; the lophophorates (phoronids, brachipods, bryozoans) and entoprocts; the echinoderms; the chaetognaths; the hemichordates; the nonvertebrate chordates; invertebrate reproduction and development - an overview.

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Jan A. Pechenik is a Professor in Invertebrate Zoology and Marine Biology. He received his B.A. in Zoology from Duke University and his Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography from the University of Rhode Island.

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