The Atlas of Marine Invertebrate Larvae is the most comprehensive
guide to larval form and anatomy ever produced. Each chapter
referenced overview of life cycles, reproduction, embryology,
larval life, larval form and metamorphosis in a particular group of
invertebrates. More than 1200 drawings and photographs illustrate
the gross anatomy of all
known types of marine larvae and provide a visual survey of the
range of larval diversity within each phylum. Most of the plates,
which include some color photographs and numerous scanning electron
micrographs, are original. However, the book also assembles into
one place many of the
best larval photographs previously published in the scientific
More than 50 recognized authorities on larval development from
throughout the world contributed chapters and illustrative
* Provides glossy photographs of all known types of marine
invertebrate larvae in a single reference
* Includes juvenile forms, paralarvae, etc. of several groups with
* Illustrates metamorphosis from larval to juvenile form for most
* Provides brief synopses of life history biology, larval
development, embryology, and metamorphosis
* Provides key references to review articles and classic works
Academic Press Inc
|Country of origin:
Craig M. Young
• Mary A. Sewell
• Mary E. Rice
||Electronic book text
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