All Shops
We're still open for business, read our Covid-19 statement here

British Wildlife

6 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £30 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Insects & other Invertebrates  Other Invertebrates

Handbook of Zoology: Annelida, Volume 2 Pleistoannelida, Sedentaria II

Flora / Fauna New
By: Günter Purschke(Editor), Wilfried Westheide(Editor), Markus Böggemann(Editor)
700 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations, tables
Publisher: De Gruyter
Handbook of Zoology: Annelida, Volume 2
Click to have a closer look
  • Handbook of Zoology: Annelida, Volume 2 ISBN: 9783110291476 Hardback Feb 2020 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
    £285.00
    #249426
Price: £285.00
About this book Customer reviews Related titles

About this book

Language: English

This book is the second volume in a series of four volumes in the Handbook of Zoology series treating morphology, anatomy, reproduction, development, ecology, phylogeny, systematics and taxonomy of polychaetous Annelida.

In this volume, a comprehensive review of a few more derived higher taxa within Sedentaria are given, namely Sabellida, Opheliida/Capitellida as well as Hrabeiellidae. The former comprise annelids possessing a body divided into two more or less distinct regions or tagmata called thorax and abdomen. Here two groups of families are united, the spioniform and sabelliform polychaetes. Especially Spionidae and Sabellidae are speciose families within this group and represent two of the largest annelid families. These animals live in various types of burrows or tubes and all possess so-called feeding palps. In one group these appendages are differentiated as grooved feeding palps, whereas in the other they may form highly elaborated circular tentacular crowns comprising a number of radioles mostly giving off numerous filamentous pinnulae. Often additionally colourful, the latter are also received the common names "feather-duster worms", "flowers of the sea", "Christmas-tree worms". Opheliida/Capitellida including five families of truly worm-like annelids without appendages represents the contrary. Their members burrow in soft-bottom substrates and may be classified as non-selective deposit feeders. Molecular phylogenetic analyses have shown that Echiura or spoon worms, formerly regarded to represent a separate phylum, are members of this group. Last not least Hrabeiellidae is one out of only two families of oligochaete-like terrestrial polychaetes and for this reason received strong scientific interest.

Customer Reviews

Flora / Fauna New
By: Günter Purschke(Editor), Wilfried Westheide(Editor), Markus Böggemann(Editor)
700 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations, tables
Publisher: De Gruyter
Current promotions
Spring Promotions 2020WILDGuidesNest Box Price List 2020Order your free copy of our 2020 equipment catalogue