Reproduction of Marine Invertebrates V4 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780122825040, 9780323153058

Reproduction of Marine Invertebrates V4

1st Edition

Molluscs: Gastropods and Cephalopods

Editors: Arthur Giese
eBook ISBN: 9780323153058
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th December 1977
Page Count: 382
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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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Arthur Giese

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