Isopod Systematics and Evolution

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-06-01
  • Publisher: CRC Press

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A look at isopod systematics and evolution, topics confronted include the influence of genetic and extrachromasomal factors on their population rate and a comparison of different species in different habitats.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. VII
The work of Thomas Elliot Bowman III (1918-1995)p. 1
Taxonomy, systematics, biogeography
New genera of terrestrial isopods (Oniscidea: Philosciidae) from South America, with remarks on some speciesp. 19
A new species of Politolana (Flabellifera: Cirolanidae) from the south Brazilian shelfp. 51
Families and genera of Isopoda Anthurideap. 63
Systematics of the Phreatoicideap. 175
A review of the bopyrid isopods parasitic on thalassinidean decapodsp. 195
Biogeography of the marine Isopoda of the Indian Ocean, with a check-list of species and recordsp. 205
Ecology and evolution
Parental care behavior in the wood-boring isopod Sphaeroma terebransp. 267
Depth-size related patterns of marine isopods in the Nordic Seasp. 277
Isopod assemblages on the continental shelf and upper slope from the southwestern Atlanticp. 289
Origin, age, and evolutionary rate of the microparasellid isopod Microcharon from the ground water of the south-Riffian region (Morocco)p. 301
The influence of genetic and extrachromosomal factors on population sex ratio in the marine isopod, Paracerceis sculptap. 313
Morphology of respiratory organs in South American Oniscidea ('Philosciidae')p. 329
Some unusual morphological features of Amazonian fish parasites (Cymothoidae)p. 337
Microscopic anatomy of the integument and digestive system during the molt cycle in Ligia italica (Oniscidea)p. 343
Contributorsp. 353
Indexp. 355
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