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Field Guides & Natural History  Insects & other Invertebrates  Arthropods (excl. insects)  Crustaceans

Catálogo de los Crustáceos Decápodos de las Islas Canarias: Gambas, Langostas, Cangrejos [Catalogue of Decapod Crustaceans of the Canary Islands: Prawns, Lobsters, Crabs]

Field / Identification Guide
By: José Antonio González Pérez(Author), Lipke B Holthuis(Foreword By)
282 pages, 190+ colour photos, ~10 b/w photos, 4 colour tables
Catálogo de los Crustáceos Decápodos de las Islas Canarias: Gambas, Langostas, Cangrejos [Catalogue of Decapod Crustaceans of the Canary Islands: Prawns, Lobsters, Crabs]
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  • Catálogo de los Crustáceos Decápodos de las Islas Canarias: Gambas, Langostas, Cangrejos [Catalogue of Decapod Crustaceans of the Canary Islands: Prawns, Lobsters, Crabs] ISBN: 9788492063123 Hardback Dec 1995 In stock
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Language: Spanish

This identification guide, illustrated with superb original photographs, deals with species of decapod crustaceans – shrimp, lobsters and crabs - of ​​the Canary Islands. With simple and entertaining texts for each species it describes habitat, ecological relationships known in the islands and their zoogeographic environment, facts of interest, and factors threatening these crustaceans. A historical background of Carcinology in the Canaries and extensive bibliography are included, along with considerations on the classification of the Decapods, which give the work a great informative value. As a result, it is suitable for students and nature lovers in general to begin or complete their understanding of the bioecology of these crustaceans, and the coastline and deep marine environment in general. In the Canary Islands, knowledge of the marine ecosystem is vital to maintain the delicate balance between traditional human activities and the preservation of its extraordinary natural heritage.

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Se trata de un catálogo, ilustrado con magníficas fotografías originales, que contiene las especies de Crustáceos Decápodos – gambas, langostas y cangrejos – del área de Canarias. Mediante textos sencillos y amenos, para cada especie se describen el hábitat y las relaciones ecológicas conocidas en las Islas y su entorno zoogeográfico, así como el posible interés y los factores de amenaza. Los antecedentes históricos de la Carcinología en Canarias y la amplia bibliografía incluida, junto a consideraciones sobre la clasificación de los Decápodos, dan a la obra gran valor divulgativo, resultando adecuada para que estudiantes y amantes de la Naturaleza en general se inicien o completen su comprensión sobre la bioecología de estos crustáceos y el medio marino litoral y profundo. En Canarias, el conocimiento del ecosistema marino es vital para mantener el delicado equilibrio existente entre las actividades humanas tradicionales y la preservación de su extraordinario patrimonio natural.

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Field / Identification Guide
By: José Antonio González Pérez(Author), Lipke B Holthuis(Foreword By)
282 pages, 190+ colour photos, ~10 b/w photos, 4 colour tables
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