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Handbook of the Marine Fauna of North-West Europe
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Handbook of the Marine Fauna of North-West Europe

Peter J. Hayward and John S. Ryland

Abstract

This guide to the marine fauna of the continental shelf seas of north-west Europe provides dichotomous identification keys for macrobenthic invertebrates and coastal fish. An introduction to the marine environment of the region is followed by a guide to the animal groups covered, and each major taxonomic group is treated, in twelve separate chapters, each commencing with a brief description of the morphological and biological characteristics of the group. Technical terms are defined, with especial reference to their significance in classification and importance for identification. Keys to high ... More

Keywords: north-west Europe, continental shelf, marine fauna, macrobenthic invertebrate, coastal fish, identification key

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199549443
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549443.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter J. Hayward, editor

John S. Ryland, editor

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1 The Marine Environment of North-West Europe

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2 Using This Book

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3 Sponges

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4 Hydroids, Sea Anemones, Jellyfish, and Comb Jellies

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5 Flatworms and Ribbon Worms

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6 Annelids

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7 Priapulids, Sipunculans, Echiurans, and Entoprocts

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8 Crustaceans

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9 Mites and Sea Spiders

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10 Molluscs

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11 Bryozoa

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12 Sea Urchins, Starfish, Brittle Stars, and Sea Cucumbers

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13 Acorn Worms and Sea Squirts

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14 Fish

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