Handbook of the Marine Fauna of North-West Europe

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P. J. Hayward, J. S. Ryland
OUP Oxford, Jun 29, 1995 - Nature - 800 pages
Hayward and Ryland's Marine Fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe has become a classic in the marine reference literature. The same editors have now prepared a shorter version suitable for individual purchase and field use. Rapid and easy identification of all but the rarest of the marine animals found on the sea shores and shallow sublittoral zones of north-west Europe is made possible by the provision of simple dichotomous keys, individual descriptions, and high quality line and stipple drawings. The occurrence and distribution is given for each species, and reference provided to the specialist literature which will facilitate more detailed study and coverage of the additional, rare species not covered in the book. The book is especially suited to student and amateur use, allowing identification of the majority of marine animals. No other guide is available at this level.
 

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Contents

SPONGES Phylum Porifera
35
HYDROIDS SEA ANEMONES JELLY FISH AND COMB
62
FLATWORMS AND RIBBON WORMS Phyla Platyhelminthes
136
ANNELIDS Phylum Annelida
165
PRIAPULIDS SIPUNCULANS ECHIURANS
278
ARACHNIDS INSECTS MILLIPEDES AND SEA SPIDERS
462
MOLLUSCS Phylum Mollusca
484
BRYOZOANS Phylum Bryozoa
629
SEA URCHINS STARFISH AND SEA CUCUMBERS
662
ACORNWORMS AND SEA SQUIRTS
690
FISH Subphylum Euchordata Vertebrata Pisces
712
References and further reading
758
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About the author (1995)

John S. Ryland is at Marine, Environmental and Evolutionary Research Group, School of Biological Sciences, University of Wales.

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