Reproduction of Marine Invertebrates V4

Reproduction of Marine Invertebrates V4

Molluscs: Gastropods and Cephalopods

1st Edition - December 28, 1977

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  • Editor: Arthur Giese
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323153058

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Reproduction of Marine Invetebrates, Volume IV Molluscs: Gastropods and Cephalopods describes the wide range of structural complexity and diverse modes of reproduction of gastropods and cephalopods. Each chapter discusses the asexual reproduction, sexual reproduction capacity, and developmental stages of different group of gastropods and cephalopods, including prosobranchia, opisthobranchia, pulmonata, nautiloidea, decapoda, and octopoda. Gastropods are among the most conspicuous sea animals, and species of limpets, snails, and slugs are found in all marine habitats. Cephalopods are active and important marine predators, ranging from archaic nautiloids to more recent pelagic decapods and benthic octopods, which are often considered to be one of the apexes of invertebrate evolution. They are all gonochoric and reproduce only by sexual means. All have intricate courtship behavior and derived developmental patterns. Marine biologists and researchers, scientists, and developmental biologists will find this book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Contents of Other Volumes

    Chapter 1 Gastropoda: Prosobranchia

    1.1 Introduction

    1.2 Asexual Reproduction

    1.3 Sexual Reproduction

    1.4 Development

    1.5 References

    1.6 Addendum: A Partial Bibliography, 1970-1976

    References to Addendum

    Chapter 2 Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia

    2.1 Introduction

    2.2 Asexual Reproduction

    2.3 Sexual Reproduction

    2.4 Development

    2.5 References

    Chapter 3 Gastropoda: Pulmonata

    3.1 Introduction

    3.2 Asexual Reproduction

    3.3 Sexual Reproduction

    3.4 Development

    3.5 References

    Chapter 4 Cephalopoda: Nautiloidea

    4.1 Introduction

    4.2 Asexual Reproduction

    4.3 Sexual Reproduction

    4.4 Development

    4.5 References

    Chapter 5 Cephalopoda: Decapoda

    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Asexual Reproduction

    5.3 Sexual Reproduction

    5.4 Development

    5.5 A Note on Vampyromorpha

    5.6 Concluding Statement

    5.7 References

    Chapter 6 Cephalopoda: Octopoda

    6.1 Introduction

    6.2 Asexual Reproduction

    6.3 Sexual Reproduction

    6.4 Development

    6.5 References

    Author index

    Subject Index

    Taxonomic Index

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  • No. of pages: 382
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1977
  • Published: December 28, 1977
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323153058

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Arthur Giese

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