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Commercially Important Sea Cucumbers of the World
1 Commercially Important Sea Cucumbers of the World
9251067198 / 9789251067192 New
 
2013. 25cm. Pp.220. Softbound.

Sea cucumbers are exploited and traded in more than 70 countries worldwide. Commercially Important Sea Cucumbers of the World provides identification information on 58 species of sea cucumbers that are commonly exploited in artisanal and industrial fisheries around the world. It is intended for fishery managers, scientists, trade officers and industry workers. The volume is fully indexed and contains an introduction, a glossary, and a dedicated bibliography.

 
Price: 21.95 GBP
 
 
Marine Species Biological Data Collection Manual
2 Marine Species Biological Data Collection Manual
925109473X / 9789251094730 New
 
2016. 26cm. Pp.iv, 53. Colour photos. eBook / pdf.

Illustrated manual for collecting biological data at sea.

Provides fishery observers, and in general fishery data collectors, with a detailed description of the procedures required to collect biological data from the most important fishery groups that can be encountered while at sea.

Enables non-specialists to collect samples and take proper photographs, which can be then examined by taxonomic experts on shore and potentially improve the taxonomic resolution of the species in the catch.

eBook / pdf, 31.73MB.

 
Price: 33.50 GBP
 
 
Marine Species Biological Data Collection Manual
3 Marine Species Biological Data Collection Manual
925109473X / 9789251094730 New
 
2017. 26cm. Pp.iv, 53. Colour photos. Spiral bound.

Illustrated manual for collecting biological data at sea.

Provides fishery observers, and in general fishery data collectors, with a detailed description of the procedures required to collect biological data from the most important fishery groups that can be encountered while at sea.

Enables non-specialists to collect samples and take proper photographs, which can be then examined by taxonomic experts on shore and potentially improve the taxonomic resolution of the species in the catch.

 
Price: 66.50 GBP
 
 
Echinoderm Aquaculture, Brown, Nicholas & Steve Eddy
4 Brown, Nicholas & Steve Eddy Echinoderm Aquaculture
0470960388 / 9780470960387 New
 
2015. 26cm. Pp.384. Colour photos, figures, tables. Hardbound.

Sea urchins and sea cucumbers are highly sought after delicacies growing in popularity globally. The demand for these species is rapidly outpacing natural stocks, and researchers and seafood industry personnel are now looking towards aquaculture as a means of providing a sustainable supply. Echinoderm Aquaculture is a very practical reference on the basic biology and current culture practices for a wide range of geographically diverse echinoderm species.

This textbook covers the basic ecology and biology of sea urchins and sea cucumbers as well as the breadth of uses of these organisms as a source of food and bioactive compounds. Subsequent chapters delineate the specific species of interest in various geographic regions from around the world and provide a comprehensive coverage of aquaculture practices.

 
Price: 180.00 GBP
 
 
Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Atlantic, (The) Volumes 1-3, CD-ROM, CD-ROM
5 CD-ROM Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Atlantic, (The) Volumes 1-3, CD-ROM
9251060401 / 9789251060407 New
 
2008. This CD-Rom contains the electronic version of the three volumes of the FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes: The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Atlantic, covering FAO Fishing Area 31.

The marine resource groups included are the bivalves, gastropods, cephalopods, stomatopods, shrimps, lobsters, crabs, hagfishes, sharks, batoid fishes, chimaeras, bony fishes, sea turtles and marine mammals.

Limited stock

 
Price: 23.50 GBP
 
 
The Status and Distribution of Freshwater Biodiversity in Southern Africa, Darwall, Will ; K. Smith, D. Tweddle & P. Skelton
6 Darwall, Will ; K. Smith, D. Tweddle & P. Skelton The Status and Distribution of Freshwater Biodiversity in Southern Africa
2831711266 / 9782831711263 New
 
2009. 28cm. Pp.118. Binding : ebook.

Biodiversity within inland water ecosystems in southern Africa is highly diverse and of great importance to livelihoods and economies, however, development activities are not always compatible with the conservation of this diversity and it is poorly represented in the development planning process. One of the main reasons is a lack of readily available information on the status and distribution of inland water taxa.

In response to this need for information, the IUCN Species Programme, in collaboration with the South Africa Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB) and the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) conducted a regional assessment of 1,279 taxa of freshwater fishes, molluscs, odonates, crabs, and selected families of aquatic plants from across southern Africa, resulting in this book, The Status and Distribution of Freshwater Biodiversity in Southern Africa.

In the process of the study, which is based on the collation and analysis of existing information, regional experts from five of these countries were trained in biodiversity assessment methods, including application of the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria and species mapping using GIS software. Distribution ranges have been mapped for the majority of species so providing an important tool for application to the conservation and development planning processes.

ebook, 10.3MB ; system requirements Acrobat 7 or above, Windows XP or above.

 
Price: 17.00 GBP
 
 
A Guide to 1,000 Foraminifera from Southwestern Pacific, New Caledonia, Debenay, Jean-Pierre
7 Debenay, Jean-Pierre A Guide to 1,000 Foraminifera from Southwestern Pacific, New Caledonia
2709917297 / 9782709917292 New
 
2013. 30cm. Pp.383. 22 plates, 52 figures & maps, hundreds of photomicrographs. Softbound.

This guide presents the regional settings and environmental conditions prevailing around New Caledonia and gives an introduction to foraminifera, designed to be accessible to non-specialists, and summarizes the main research that has been carried out on foraminifera from New Caledonia.

Describes and illustrates more than 1,000 species of foraminifera collected in a great variety of environments around New Caledonia. For each species, SEM micrographs are provided together with a description and notes on its distribution. In order to facilitate identification, even by non-specialists, species are recorded in alphabetical order within groups made on the basis of (1) the nature of the test and (2) the dominant morphological feature. A photographical summary is provided for preliminary identification.

 
Price: 65.00 GBP
 
 
Tropical Seashells of Malaysia, Fiene-Severns, P., M. Severns & R. Dyerly
8 Fiene-Severns, P., M. Severns & R. Dyerly Tropical Seashells of Malaysia
9625931759 / 9789625931753 Clean secondhand
 
Periplus, first edn., 1998. 19cm. Pp.64. 100 colour photos, map. Hardbound.

Tropical Seashells of Malaysia, a guide to about 170 species.

 
Price: 16.00 GBP
 
 
Catalogue of the Recent Echinida, or Sea Eggs, in the Collection of the British Museum. Part I.-Echinida Irregularia, Gray, J. E
9 Gray, J. E Catalogue of the Recent Echinida, or Sea Eggs, in the Collection of the British Museum. Part I.-Echinida Irregularia
Antiquarian
 
BM., first edn., 1855. 18cm. Pp.[iv],69,[i]. 6 plates, some foxing to plates 5 & 6 as usual. Later card covers, taped backstrip, good copy.

Catalogue of the Recent Echinida, or Sea Eggs, in the Collection of the British Museum.

 
Price: 65.00 GBP
 
 
Cilia and Flagella. Ciliates and Flagellates. Ultrastructure and cell biology, function and systematics, symbiosis and biodiversity, Hausmann, Klaus & Renate Radek (editors)
10 Hausmann, Klaus & Renate Radek (editors) Cilia and Flagella. Ciliates and Flagellates. Ultrastructure and cell biology, function and systematics, symbiosis and biodiversity
3510652878 / 9783510652877 New
 
2014. 24cm. Pp.x, 299. 233 line drawings and light- and electron-microscopic images, 4 tables. Softbound.

Presents a contemporary and imaginative synopsis of diverse biological aspects of cilia/flagella and ciliates/flagellates, comprising contributions by a dozenrenowned experts from all over the world, summarizing our current understanding, essentially the results obtained and progress made during the last five decades of research of cilia/flagella and the ultrastructure, cell biology, organellar function, motility, taxonomy/systematics, symbiosis, and biodiversity of ciliates and flagellates.

 
Price: 39.95 GBP
 
 
Los camarones Pelágicos (Crustacea: Dendrobranchiata y Caridea) -with- Los cangrejos braquiuros (Crustacea: Brachyura: Dromiidae, hasta Leucosiidae) -with- Los cangrejos braquiuros (Crustacea: Brachyura: Majoidea y Parthenopoidea) del Pacífico mexicano, Hendrickx, M. E. & F. D. Estrada Navarrete
11 Hendrickx, M. E. & F. D. Estrada Navarrete Los camarones Pelágicos (Crustacea: Dendrobranchiata y Caridea) -with- Los cangrejos braquiuros (Crustacea: Brachyura: Dromiidae, hasta Leucosiidae) -with- Los cangrejos braquiuros (Crustacea: Brachyura: Majoidea y Parthenopoidea) del Pacífico mexicano
New
 
1996-1998. 3 volumes. 28cm. Pp.viii,157; viii,178; xiv,274. Colour photo-portrait (John S. Garth), 13 photo-plates, 316 figures & maps, 68 tables, keys to species. Paperback.

Standard systematic guide to the larger crustacea (shrimps and brachyuran crabs) of the Mexican Pacific coast. Spanish text.

 
Price: 43.50 GBP
 
 
Standard Names for Marine Fishes, Crustaceans and Mollusks in the Ornamental Aquatic Industry, Hensen, Roberto ; Alex Ploeg & Gayatri Lilley
12 Hensen, Roberto ; Alex Ploeg & Gayatri Lilley Standard Names for Marine Fishes, Crustaceans and Mollusks in the Ornamental Aquatic Industry
9075352913 / 9789075352917 New
 
2011. 25cm. Pp.128. 75 photos. Paperback.

Standard Names for Marine Fishes, Crustaceans and Mollusks in the Ornamental Aquatic Industry lists the proper scientific names for over 4000 fish, crustacean and mollusk species, and in addition hard corals, soft corals, sea anemones, sea stars, brittle stars, sea urchins and sea cucumbers. Sustainable collection of marine organisms for the aquarium trade is discussed. Over 75 aquatic animals are pictured.

 
Price: 26.00 GBP
 
 
Marine Benthic Fauna of Chilean Patagonia, Illustrated Identification Guide, Häussermann, Venri & Günter Försterra (editors)
13 Häussermann, Venri & Günter Försterra (editors) Marine Benthic Fauna of Chilean Patagonia, Illustrated Identification Guide
9563322444 / 9789563322446 New
 
2010. 28cm. Pp.1000. Colour photos, figures. Hardbound.

Marine Benthic Fauna of Chilean Patagonia provides introductions to each taxonomic group with background information on morphology, biology, examination and identification methods, and an overview on the current level of knowledge. Lists of all species described for the region are provided as well as detailed instructions on the proper sampling and preservation techniques.

The most relevant features for reliable identification of 473 selected macrobenthic species from 13 phyla are described in detail and accompanied by identification keys, microscope illustrations, drawings and photos of outstanding quality that almost exclusively show actual examined specimens. The species descriptions are complete with information on biology, abundance, distribution, similar and easily confused species and relevant literature. The well thought-out telegraphic style makes the species descriptions unambiguous, quick to comprehend and together with the keys and illustrations results in unbeatably fast and reliable identifications.

 
Price: 162.50 GBP
 
 
An Annotated Bibliography on Sea-Cucumbers, James, D. B
14 James, D. B An Annotated Bibliography on Sea-Cucumbers
New
 
Restricted distribution bibliography. 1994. 22cm. Pp.92. Paperback.

An Annotated Bibliography on Sea-Cucumbers is a very useful bibliography with 398 references arranged by general works, taxonomy, morphology, anatomy, biology, ecology, reproduction, hatchery and culture, conservation and management, resource and fishery, processing and quality control, and marketing and export.

 
Price: 26.00 GBP
 
 
Annotated Bibliography of Commercially Important Prawns and Prawn Fisheries in India, Johnson, E
15 Johnson, E Annotated Bibliography of Commercially Important Prawns and Prawn Fisheries in India
Clean secondhand
 
1989. 24cm. Pp.326. Paperback.

Johnson's Annotated Bibliography of Commercially Important Prawns and Prawn Fisheries in India is a mine of information offering 1364 references covering systematics and distribution, biology, fishery and prawn culture.

 
Price: 26.00 GBP
 
 
Approaches to Study Living Foraminifera, Collection, Maintenance and Experimentation, Kitazato, Hiroshi & Joan M. Bernhard (editors)
16 Kitazato, Hiroshi & Joan M. Bernhard (editors) Approaches to Study Living Foraminifera, Collection, Maintenance and Experimentation
4431543872 / 9784431543879 New
 
2014. Pp.xiv, 227. 79 photos & foigures (44 in colour). Hardbound.

Foraminiferal cultures now serve as tools for researching biological, environmental, and geological topics. However, the biological backgrounds, in particular the natural histories of foraminifera, largely remain unclear. It is also true that the different techniques used in different subdisciplines are a setback to fully understanding the subject. Taken together, these factors prevent progress in experimental approaches to foraminiferal studies.

This book aims to share and exchange knowledge between researchers from different subdisciplines, and the book should interest not only foraminiferal researchers but also scientists who are working with marine organisms to explore questions in relation to biology, geology, and oceanography.

Introduces basic knowledge of the natural history of foraminifera.

Teaches techniques of culture experiments using foraminifera both in the field and in the laboratory.

Gives clear directions of experimental approaches to foraminifera for solving questions on biological, geological, and environmental sciences.

 
Price: 82.00 GBP
 
 
Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest: A Photographic Encyclopedia of Invertebrates, Seaweeds and Selected Fishes, Lamb, Andy & Bernard P. Hanby
17 Lamb, Andy & Bernard P. Hanby Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest: A Photographic Encyclopedia of Invertebrates, Seaweeds and Selected Fishes
1550173618 / 9781550173611 New
 
2005. 29cm. Pp.398. 1700 colour photos. Hardbound, fine secondhand copy, signed by both authors.

With 1,700 superb colour photographs of over 1,400 species, Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest: A Photographic Encyclopedia of Invertebrates, Seaweeds and Selected Fishes is the most comprehensive collection of photographs of Pacific Northwest marine life ever published. It is designed to allow the reader to recognize virtually any coastal organism that might be encountered from southern Alaska to southern Oregon—from sea lettuces and feather boa kelp through to the leopard ribbon worm, Pacific red octopus, spiny-thigh sea spider and gutless awning-clam. Each species is identified with photographs and includes a description with information on range, habitat, appearance and behaviour.

About USD$ 70.00 new, fine copy, virtually as new, signed by both authors.

 
Price: 22.00 GBP
 
 
Atlas of African Freshwater Sponges, Manconi, R. & R. Pronzato
18 Manconi, R. & R. Pronzato Atlas of African Freshwater Sponges
9074752551 / 9789074752558 New
 
2009. 30cm. Pp.214. 245 photos & figures. Paperback.

Atlas of African Freshwater Sponges is the first complete overview of the freshwater sponges found from Algeria to the Cape and of historical importance. Summarizes the knowledge of the spongillofauna of the African continent and provides new as well as historical illustrations and distribution maps for all the species, most of which are endemic to Africa.

A comparative analysis based on original diagnoses, holotypes and materials from historical collections is performed to supply detailed descriptions on 58 African species of the suborder Spongillina (order Haplosclerida). In view of the rapid decline of the biodiversity of Africa’s freshwater fauna as a result of climate change and other man-made influences, this publication will remain a milestone for the knowledge on the distribution of these animals. As filter feeders, they are extremely subject to even low levels of pollution and may therefore constitute an ideal gauge for the evaluation of the quality of surface waters.

 
Price: 49.99 GBP
 
 
Hydroids from the Seychelles, Millard, N. A. H. & J. Bouillon
19 Millard, N. A. H. & J. Bouillon Hydroids from the Seychelles
Clean secondhand
 
1973. 25cm. Pp.viii,106. 5 plates, 11 figures, map. Paperback.

 
Price: 8.50 GBP
 
 
Intertidal Marine Isopods, Second edition, Naylor, Ernest & Angelika Brandt
20 Naylor, Ernest & Angelika Brandt Intertidal Marine Isopods, Second edition
1908819235 / 9781908819239 New
 
2015. 24cm. Pp.viii, 144. Numerous text figures. Softbound.

Second edition of this iconic Synopsis, replacing Naylor 1972.

This new edition has been revised and brought up to date, with a new species list, extensive additional information included about the species, and many new references.

 
Price: 32.00 GBP
 
 
Imaging Marine Life: Macrophotography and Microscopy Approaches for Marine Biology, Reynaud, Emmanuel G
21 Reynaud, Emmanuel G Imaging Marine Life: Macrophotography and Microscopy Approaches for Marine Biology
3527327444 / 9783527327447 New
 
2013. 24cm. Pp.280. Colour photos & figures. Hardbound.

Written by an international team of experts from the Tara Oceans Marine Biology Imaging Platform (TAOMI), this is the first and only compendium on marine imaging technologies, and includes all known underwater as well as on-land techniques.

TAOMI is imaging the largest collection of marine organisms in recent history, ranging from viruses to corals, and is duplicated on land to perform high throughput confocal analysis of plankton, X-ray tomography as well as cryo-electron microscopy. This unique platform combines underwater imaging with cytometry, stereomicroscopy, fluorescence microscopy and 3D microscopy, all of which are covered in this practical book, along with remote sensing, MRI, and optical projection tomography.

The definitive resource for every marine biologist who is planning to image marine species, whether underwater or on land.

 
Price: 70.00 GBP
 
 
Shallow-Water Holothuroidea (Echinodermata) from Kenya and Pemba Island, Tanzania., Samyn, Y
22 Samyn, Y Shallow-Water Holothuroidea (Echinodermata) from Kenya and Pemba Island, Tanzania.
9075894546 / 9789075894547 New
 
2004. 26cm. Pp.158. 33 colour photos, 60 figures, 28 tables, 2 maps, keys to the 48 species. Paperback.

Holothuroidea, commonly known as sea cucumbers, make up one of the five extant classes of echinoderms.

A total of 225 specimens, representing three orders, four families, 12 genera, 44 species and one variety, collected in the shallow-waters of Kenya and Pemba Island (Tanzania), are here investigated in detail. Of these, Bohadschia cousteaui, B. similis, Holothuria (Metriatyla) albiventer, Pearsonothuria graeffei, Thelenota anax, Euapta godeffroyi, Opheodesoma Holothuroideagrisea, O. spectabilis, and Synaptula recta are new records for Kenya (with Pemba Island), while H. (M.) timana is a new record for the western Indian Ocean.

Diagnostic characters and descriptions, including some brief notes on the ecology, are provided for most species. Identification keys up to the species level are also included.

The holothuroid fauna of Kenya (with Pemba Island) is now represented by 48 species. Shallow-Water Holothuroidea from Kenya further relates this updated and annotated taxonomic list to the holothuroid fauna of the western Indian Ocean, the area stretching from Suez to Cape Town and from the East African Coast (Red Sea and Persian Gulf included) to 65 degrees East. The motive for this extension is to promote further studies on causal zoogeography; studies that should direct the conservation of this over-exploited group.

Dr Yves Samyn is a senior researcher at the University of Brussels (VUB). He devoted his career to the study of echinoderms, his main interest being the holothuroid biodiversity in shallow-water ecosystems of the western Indian Ocean. His latest publications offer a journey into recent taxonomic, systematic, and phylogenic findings for this group. The present monograph gives an extensive species list of the shallow-water holothuroids of the region, which in turn allows important inferences in terms of their causal zoogeography.

 
Price: 29.99 GBP
 
 
Biology and Ecology of Edible Marine Bivalve Molluscs, Santhanam, Ramasamy
23 Santhanam, Ramasamy Biology and Ecology of Edible Marine Bivalve Molluscs
1771886269 / 9781771886260 New
 
2017. 26cm. Pp.435. Hardbound.

Biology and Ecology of Edible Marine Bivalve Molluscs provides a plethora of first-hand information on the diversity, biology, and ecology of edible marine bivalve molluscs.

Marine bivalve molluscs play important roles in the marine ecosystems by filtering the water and serving as habitat and prey for a variety of sea life. Furthermore, by pumping large quantities of water through their bodies, they serve as good bio-indicators to monitor the health of the surrounding environment. This diverse group of species, estimated at about 9,200, inhabits virtually the entire world ocean, from the balmy tropics to the sub-zero Arctic, and from the deep ocean to sandy and rocky shorelines.

Among the marine bivalves, a total of 180 species (including mussels, oysters, scallops, cockles, and clams) have long been a part of the diet of coastal human populations. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration estimated the 2011 economic value of commercial bivalve mollusc harvesting at about $1 billion annually in the U.S., and the weight of the harvest was estimated at 153.6 million pounds. Many species of marine bivalves are also commercially important for other purposes, such as pearls and shells for jewellery and decoration.

This comprehensive book on the biology and ecology of edible marine bivalve molluscs covers the biology of edible marine bivalves; profiles about 180 species, providing information on their habitat, distribution, morphology, food and feeding, reproduction, conservation status, &c ; discusses their nutritional values; examines their pharmaceutical values; and looks at their diseases and parasites. This abundance of knowledge is presented in an easy-to-read style with informative illustrations.

 
Price: 131.00 GBP
 
 
Biology and Ecology of Venomous Marine Snails, Santhanam, Ramasamy
24 Santhanam, Ramasamy Biology and Ecology of Venomous Marine Snails
1771883308 / 9781771883306 New
 
2016. 28cm. Pp.340. Colour photos. Hardbound.

The first comprehensive volume exclusively on marine cone snails, this book provides descriptions of over 100 species of hazardous marine snails along with their biological and ecological characteristics; the characteristics of conotoxins; information on cone snail injuries and their treatment along with prevention measures; and the therapeutic and medicinal value of conotoxins, including as a powerful nonaddictive painkiller, an epilepsy drug, and more.

Over 275 colour illustrations accompany the text for easy identification.

Table of Contents : Preface. Introduction. Biology and Ecology of Venomous Marine Snails. Profile of Venomous Marine Snails. Conotoxins. Envenomation of Cone Snails. Therapeutic Uses of Cone Snail Venoms. Index.

 
Price: 90.00 GBP
 
 
Northwest European Athecate Hydroids and their Medusae, Schuchert, Peter
25 Schuchert, Peter Northwest European Athecate Hydroids and their Medusae
1908819014 / 9781908819017 New
 
2012. 23cm. Pp.364. 290 figures, map, tables. Softbound.

A concise account of the morphology, habits and distribution of 113 species of athecate hydroids and their medusae recorded from the north-east Atlantic. Keys to identification are included, and these use external characters where possible.

This new Synopsis is the first work to provide descriptions of all the northern European athecate hydroids since Hincks (1868) and the first ever book to include keys to their identification. It is the first on anthomedusae since Russell (1953).

 
Price: 68.99 GBP
 
 
Echinoderms, Southward, Eve C & A. C Campbell
26 Southward, Eve C & A. C Campbell Echinoderms
1851532692 / 9781851532698 New
 
2006. 24cm. Paperback.

Synopses of the British Fauna (New Series) Vol.56. Echinoderms is the most complete coverage of the British echinoderm fauna published since 1927; this Synopsis provides a concise account of the diversity, habitats, distribution and lifestyles of 94 species of echinoderms recorded from British waters. Accurate keys, focusing on distinctly recognizable external features, will aid identification of the 3 species of feather stars, 21 starfish, 17 sea urchins, 20 brittle stars and 33 sea cucumbers featured.

 
Price: 48.99 GBP
 
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