Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates

Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates

Volume 5: Keys to Neotropical and Antarctic Fauna

4th Edition - June 26, 2020

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  • Editors: Cristina Damborenea, D. Christopher Rogers, James Thorp
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128042250
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128042663

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Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates, Volume 5: Keys to Neotropical and Antarctic Fauna, Fourth Edition, covers inland water invertebrates of the world. It began with Ecology and General Biology, Volume One (Thorp and Rogers, editors, 2015) and was followed by three volumes emphasizing taxonomic keys to general invertebrates of the Nearctic (2016), neotropical hexapods (2018), and general invertebrates of the Palearctic (2019). All volumes are designed for multiple uses and levels of expertise by professionals in universities, government agencies, private companies, and graduate and undergraduate students.

Key Features

  • Includes zoogeographic coverage of the entire Neotropics, from central Mexico and the Caribbean Islands, to the tip of South America
  • Provides identification keys for aquatic invertebrates to genus or species level for many groups, with keys progressing from higher to lower taxonomic levels
  • Contains terminology and morphology, materials preparation and preservation, and references


Professional scientists and technicians in ecology, environmental science, freshwater biology, limnology, invertebrate zoology and related fields, private companies, government agencies, and NGOs

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction

    Part I
    2. Protozoa
    3. Phylum Porifera
    4. Phylum Cnidaria
    5. Phylum Platyhelminthes
    6. Phylum Nemertea
    7. Phylum Gastrotricha
    8. Phylum Rotifera
    9. Phylum Nematoda
    10. Phylum Nematomorpha
    11. Phylum Mollusca
    12. Phylum Annelida
    13. Phylum Ectoprocta (Bryozoa)
    14. Phylum Entoprocta
    15. Phylum Tardigrada

    Part II
    16. Phylum Arthropoda: Introduction and Arachnida
    17. Arthropoda: Introduction to Crustacea and the Class Hexapoda
    18. Class Cirripedia
    19. Class Branchiopoda
    20. Class Ostracoda
    21. Class Copepoda
    22. Class Branchiura
    23. Phylum Arthropoda: Crustacea: Malacostraca

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1046
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: June 26, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128042250
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128042663

About the Editors

Cristina Damborenea

Dr. M. Cristina Damborenea is a research zoologist at the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas & Te´cnicas (Argentina), Curator of Invertebrate Collections of Museo de La Plata (Argentina), and Professor of Invertebrate Zoology at Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo, La Plata University (Argentina). She not only specializes in free living Platyhelminthes but also studies other noninsect groups of aquatic invertebrates as well as aquatic invasive species in South America. Cristina Damborenea created and leads a research group in free living Platyhelminthes of the Neotropical region. She has numerous peer-reviewed publications focused on the taxonomy and ecology of invertebrates, invasive mollusks, scientific field guides, and studies of the dissemination of scientific knowledge.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Zoologist at the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas & Te´cnicas (Argentina).

D. Christopher Rogers

Dr. D. Christopher Rogers is a research zoologist at the University of Kansas with the Kansas Biological Survey and is affiliated with the Biodiversity Institute, with numerous research projects all over the world. He received his PhD degree from the University of New England in Armidale, NSW, Australia. Christopher specializes in freshwater and terrestrial crustaceans (particularly Branchiopoda and Malacostraca) and the invertebrate fauna of seasonally astatic wetlands on a global scale. He has more than 150 peer-reviewed publications in crustacean taxonomy and invertebrate ecology, as well as published popular and scientific field guides and identification manuals to freshwater invertebrates. Christopher is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Crustacean Biology and a founding member of the Southwest Association of Freshwater Invertebrate Taxonomists. He has been involved in aquatic invertebrate conservation efforts all over the world.

Affiliations and Expertise

Kansas Biological Survey, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA

James Thorp

James Thorp
Dr James Thorp was senior editor (with Alan Covich) for the prior editions of Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, which has developed into a multi-volume, global work for this edition. He also published in 2008 The Riverine Ecosystem Synthesis (Thorp, Thoms, and Delong) and Field Guide to Freshwater Invertebrates of North America in 2011 (Thorp and Rogers). He has contributed and authored approximately 100 chapters, books, and publications in journals (e.g., BioScience, Ecology, Freshwater Biology, Freshwater Science, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Oecologia, Oikos, River Research and Applications, and River Systems). He is on the Editorial Boards for River Research and Applications and River Systems; former Assoc. Editor of Freshwater Invertebrate Biology (now Freshwater Science) and has reviewed multiple journal articles and books along with grant proposals for NSF, DOE, EPA, etc.; NSF and EPA panel member. He has been assisting the EPA as an Expert intermittently since 2008, is a former Assoc Director for the Center for Environmental Management at Clarkson and a Past President for the International Society for River Science. This book will be the fifth edition of Thorp and Covich’s Freshwater Invertebrates.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Scientist, Kansas Biological Survey, University of Kansas, KS, USA

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