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By Joel W Martin,Jørgen Olesen,Jens T Høeg

Crustaceans—familiar to the typical individual as shrimp, lobsters, crabs, krill, barnacles, and their many relatives—are simply essentially the most very important and numerous teams of marine existence. Poorly understood, they're one of the such a lot a number of invertebrates in the world. so much crustaceans begin lifestyles as eggs and go through numerous morphological stages sooner than adulthood. In Atlas of Crustacean Larvae, greater than forty five of the world's prime crustacean researchers clarify and illustrate the wonder and complexity of the various larval existence stages.

Revealing shapes which are similar to extraterrestrial beings from different worlds—often with extraordinary variations for a planktonic existence or for parasitization, together with (in a few instances) bulging eyes, huge, immense spines, and aids for flotation and swimming—the ample illustrations and images exhibit the aspect of every morphological degree and make allowance for fast comparisons. the range is straight away obvious within the illustrations: spikes that deter predators take place on a few larvae, whereas others undergo specified specializations now not obvious somewhere else, and nonetheless others look as miniature models of the adults. Small ameliorations in anatomy are proven to be suited for the behaviors and survival mechanisms of every species.

Destined to turn into a key reference for experts and scholars and a valuable e-book for someone who needs to appreciate "the invertebrate spine of marine ecosystems," Atlas of Crustacean Larvae belongs at the shelf of each severe marine biologist.

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