Freshwater Snails of Africa and Their Medical Importance

Freshwater Snails of Africa and Their Medical Importance

by David S. Brown
     
 

The first half of this book is primarily a systematic survey of the snails, beginning with glossaries, keys for identification to genera and a checklist of species. This is followed by a synopsis of species, with brief notes on ecology, distribution and parasites. Relationships are then described between snails and schistosomes and with other parasites. The book goes…  See more details below

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The first half of this book is primarily a systematic survey of the snails, beginning with glossaries, keys for identification to genera and a checklist of species. This is followed by a synopsis of species, with brief notes on ecology, distribution and parasites. Relationships are then described between snails and schistosomes and with other parasites. The book goes on to consider the factors affecting snail populations and possible methods for population control.

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Extensively revised to take account of advances made since the publication of the first edition in 1980, this volume provides a synthesis of a wide range of information from the fields of malacology and parasitology in a review of the entire snail fauna of fresh and brackish waters in Africa and neighboring islands, with (b&w) illustrations of the shells of some 350 species. Practical aids are the glossary of malacological terms, identification keys to snail genera, and a checklist of species. In later chapters, detailed consideration is given to the relationships between parasites and snails, snail control, taxonomy and biology of the snail genus Bulinus, snail distribution and population dynamics in relation to environmental factors, composition of snail faunas both local and regional, and biogeography. Extensive references. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780850661453
Publisher:
American Malacologists, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/1980
Pages:
450

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