About this book
The Biology and Fisheries of the Slipper Lobster serves as the first major volume dedicated to the biology of slipper lobsters, including Scyllarides, Scyllarus, Thenus, Arctides, Ibacus, and Parribacus. Written by international experts, this compendium of knowledge serves as a reference for anyone studying or interested in these lobsters. It provides comprehensive coverage of such subjects as fishing methods and regulations, size composition of catches, fisheries management, as well as the distribution of this commercially fished lobster. This book compiles all of the available information on these interesting lobsters under a single cover, providing a comprehensive reference for researchers, practitioners, and students.
INTRODUCTIONIntroduction to the Biology and Fisheries of Slipper Lobsters, K.L. Lavalli and E. SpanierBIOLOGY OF SLIPPER LOBSTERSTaxonomy and Evolution, W.R. Webber and J. BoothGenetics of Slipper Lobsters, A.M. Deiana, A. Libertini, A. Cau, R. Cannas, E. Coluccia, and S. SalvadoriEarly Life Histories of Slipper Lobsters, H. Sekiguchi, J.D. Booth and W.R. WebberFactors Important in Larval and Postlarval Molting, Growth, and Rearing, S. Mikami and A.V. KuballaFeeding Morphology and Digestive System of Slipper Lobsters, D. JohnstonBehavior and Sensory Biology of Slipper Lobsters, K.L. Lavalli, E. Spanier, and F. GrassoThe Mineralization and Biomechanics of the Exoskeleton, F.R. Horne and S.F. TarsitanoGrowth of Slipper Lobsters of the Genus Scyllarides, M. Bianchini and S. RagoneseDirections for Future Research in Slipper Lobster Biology, E. Spanier and K.L. LavalliFISHERY BIOLOGY OF SLIPPER LOBSTERSObservations on the Ecology of Scyllarides aequinoctialis, S. nodifer, and Parribacus antarcticus and a Description of the Florida Scyllarid Lobster Fishery, W.C. Sharp, J.H. Hunt, & W. H. TeehanThe Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Lobster Fishery: A Targeted Slipper Lobster Fishery, G. DiNardo and R. MoffittThe Biology of the Mediterranean Scyllarids, D. Pessani and M. MuraBiology and Fishery of the Gal?pagos Slipper Lobster, A. Hearn, V. Toral-Granda, C. Martinez, and G. ReckBiology and Fishery of Slipper Lobster, Thenus orientalis, in India, E.V. Radhakrishnan, M.K. Manisseri, and V.D. DeshmukhBiology and Fishery of the Bay Lobster, Thenus spp., C.M. JonesFishery and Biology of Commercially Exploited Australian Fan Lobsters (Ibacus spp.), J.A. Haddy, J. Stewart, and K.J. GrahamSlipper Lobster Fisheries-Present Status and Future Perspectives, E. Spanier and K.L. LavalliList of Contributing AuthorsList of Reviewers for ChaptersIndex
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