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Advances in Marine Biology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120261277, 9780080579504

Advances in Marine Biology, Volume 27

1st Edition

Serial Editors: W. Dall J. Hill P. Rothlisberg D.J. Sharples John Blaxter Alan Southward
eBook ISBN: 9780080579504
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 5th December 1990
Page Count: 504
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Table of Contents

Introduction. Morphology. Taxonomy. Zoogeography and Evolution. Physiology. Moulting and Growth. Reproduction. Life Histories. Food and Feeding. Behavioural Responses to the Environment. Predation on Penaeids. Parasites. Index.


This authoritative review will be valuable reference for marine biologists, ecologists, and taxonomists. It is also an essential handbook for the penaeid fisheries biologist or aquaculturist and is a prerequisite for the rational exploitation and cultivation of penaeids.Although penaeids are a large and diverse decapod group which have been exploited commercially in both fisheries and aquaculture for hundreds of years, no comprehensive review of their biology has never been written. The group's commercial importance has led to an unbalanced literature, dominated by the fisheries and aquaculture aspects of the genus Penaeus, often without an appreciation of their underlying biology.This review adopts a multidisciplinary approach to give a comprehensive and up-to-date account of morphology, taxonomy (including larvae), zoogeography, physiology, reproduction, feeding, growth, behaviour, and life histories. Chapters discussing the parasites of, and predation on penaeids, are also included. So much new material is presented that the book is more than just a review of the existing literature. In synthesising the published information across this diverse family, it puts the commercially important species and genera into a larger perspective, pointing to deficiencies in our understanding and creating a framework for areas of future research.


Marine biologists, ecologists, fishery managers, and biologists.


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5th December 1990
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About the Serial Editors

W. Dall

Affiliations and Expertise

CSIRO Marine Laboratories

J. Hill

Affiliations and Expertise

CSIRO Marine Laboratories

P. Rothlisberg

Affiliations and Expertise

CSIRO Marine Research, Cleveland, Australia

D.J. Sharples

John Blaxter

Affiliations and Expertise

Dunstaffnage Marine Research Laboratory, Oban, Scotland

Alan Southward

Affiliations and Expertise

Marine Biological Association, Plymouth, U.K.