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This second edition has been reviewed to take account of recent advances and includes an additional chapter on the structure of marine parasite communities. There are also new sections on pollution, translocations of hosts and parasites, and on the effect of parasites on the aquaculture of marine fish, molluscs and crustacea. The chapters covering ecological, zoogeographical and economic aspects have also been significantly changed.
The nature of parasitism; the types of marine parasites; the variety of hosts of marine parasites; parasites of parasites; general adaptations of parasitic animals; host-parasite interactions; the ecological niches of parasites; the structure of parasite communities; characteristics of parasite faunas of different seas; economic and hygienic importance of marine parasites; future research.