A Practical Guide to the Marine Animals of Northeastern North America


At last a guide to fish as well as invertebrates with profusely illustrated keys and the most recent terminology. It is not only practical but authoritative as well
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At last a guide to fish as well as invertebrates with profusely illustrated keys and the most recent terminology. It is not only practical but authoritative as well
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Ranging from the Canadian maritime provinces to Cape Hatteras, this comprehensive field guide covers macrofauna, i.e., both vertebrates and invertebrates visible to the unaided eye, that live from high-tidal-water levels to the margin of the offshore continental shelf. Reptiles, such as marine turtles, and mammals, such as whales and dolphins, are included, but insects, arachnids, and birds are excluded. Users can identify a totally unknown marine organism through a tabular key system and are then referred to more detailed descriptions in such sources as R.W. Miner's Field Book of Seashore Life (1950) and Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Seashore Creatures (1981). Practical advice on timing field trips to the tides, basic field techniques, and safety guidelines are all provided by Pollock (biology, Drew Univ.), who has taught field courses in marine science for many years and draws upon this experience. The text is profusely illustrated, with some illustrations taken from authoritative earlier sources that are fully acknowledged and others original to this volume. A six-page bibliography of sources and a bibliography of illustration credits are included for further study. A valuable addition to the reference collections of undergraduate academic libraries as well as specialized collections in biology.Judith Barnett, Pell Marine Science, Lib., Univ. of Rhode Island, Kingston
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813523996
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1998
  • Pages: 394
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Groups of Marine Invertebrates 15
Ch. 2 Gelatinous Organisms 23
Ch. 3 Miscellaneous Worm-Shaped Organisms 25
Ch. 4 Ectoparasites and Commensals 30
Ch. 5 Zooplankton 33
Ch. 6 Eggs and Egg Masses 46
Ch. 7 Phylum Porifera, Sponges 52
Ch. 8 Phylum Cnidaria 58
Ch. 9 Phylum Ctenophora, Comb Jellies 86
Ch. 10 Phylum Platyhelminthes: Class Turbellaria, Flatworms 88
Ch. 11 Phylum Nemertea (Rhynchocoela), Ribbon Worms 94
Ch. 12 Phylum Ectoprocta or Bryozoa 97
Ch. 13 Phylum Mollusca 107
Ch. 14 Phylum Annelida 168
Ch. 15 Phylum Arthropoda 211
Ch. 16 Phylum Echinodermata 268
Ch. 17 Phylum Chordata 279
App Recommendations for Anesthetization, Fixation, and Preservation of Specimens 333
Bibliography 337
Illustration Credits and Sources 343
Index 347
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