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Functional Morphology and Diversity

Les Watling and Martin Thiel

Abstract

Crustaceans are increasingly used as model organisms in all fields of biology, including neurobiology, developmental biology, animal physiology, evolutionary ecology, biogeography, and resource management. One reason for the increasing use of crustacean examples is the wide range of phenotypes found in this group and the diversity of environments they inhabit; few other taxa exhibit such a variety of body shapes and adaptations to particular habitats and environmental conditions. A good overview of their functional morphology is essential to understanding many aspects of their biology. This vo ... More

Keywords: crustaceans, functional morphology, crustacean biology, crustaceanphysiology, crustacean behavior, crustacean evolution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780195398038
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195398038.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Les Watling, editor
Professor, Department of Zoology, University of Hawaii

Martin Thiel, editor
Professor of Marine Biology, Universidad Catolica del Norte

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