Annelida: Clitellata, Branchiobdellida, Acanthobdellea, Hirudinea - Subwasserfauna Von Mitteleuropa v. 6/2 (Paperback)
  • Annelida: Clitellata, Branchiobdellida, Acanthobdellea, Hirudinea - Subwasserfauna Von Mitteleuropa v. 6/2 (Paperback)
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Annelida: Clitellata, Branchiobdellida, Acanthobdellea, Hirudinea - Subwasserfauna Von Mitteleuropa v. 6/2 (Paperback)

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The subphylum Clitellata of the phylum Annelida contains several classes of organisms dwelling in freshwater systems. The systematic concepts of these groups are still a matter of discussion at all taxonomic levels involved. It is hoped that the interrelationships of systematic entities within and above the species level will be better understood as additional and more precise data on morphology, anatomy, and genetics become available. The aim of this volume is to present a compilation of valid tax described from the western Palaearctic area, including the fauna of the Egyptian Nile, in order to serve as a fundament for future work. This contribution covers three classes of leeches: the Branchiobdellida, which live as epizoons on freshwater decapods, the small class Acanthobdellea, comprising highly specialised parasites living on freshwater fishes, and finally the class Hirudinea, which contains species commonly known as the "classical" leeches.Standardised descriptions of the morphology of all species are given. Whenever possible, these are amended by data on anatomical details to allow correct identifications. Most of the species are illustrated, many of them for the first time. The keys cover all taxa known from the geographical range under consideration. They are especially constructed to be used by biologists in the field, thus enabling fast access to an unknown species without dissection. Whenever possible, information on biology, ecology and distribution is supplied, although many of these data have to be used very carefully to avoid the hitherto known frequent misinterpretations. Ubersicht uber die lieferbaren Bande der Reihe.

Publisher: Spektrum Academic Publishers
ISBN: 9783827409270
Weight: 409 g

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