A Functional Biology of Scyphozoa by M.N. Arai

By M.N. Arai

Scyphozoa have attracted the eye of many varieties of individuals. Naturalists watch their swish locomotion. Fishermen could dread the swarms that can hinder fishing or devour larval fish. Bathers retreat from the water in the event that they are stung. humans from a few Asiatic nations consume the medusae. Comparative physiologists study them as very likely basic versions for the functioning of assorted platforms. This ebook integrates info from these and different investigations right into a practical biology of scyphozoa. it is going to emphasize the wide variety of adaptive responses attainable in those morphologically really easy animals. The e-book will be aware of the learn of the final 35 years, partially simply because there was a swift growth of data in the course of that interval, and partially simply because a lot of the former paintings was once summarized through books released among 1961 and 1970. Bibliographies of papers on scyphozoa have been integrated in Mayer (1910) and Kramp (1961). Taxonomic diagnoses also are incorporated in these monographs, in addition to in a monograph at the scyphomedusae of the USSR released through Naumov (Naumov, 1961). such a lot impor­ tantly, a genenttion of scyphozoan employees has used as its 'bible' the monograph by way of F.S.Russell (1970) The Medusae of the British Isles. despite its restrictive name, his booklet stories many of the info at the biology of scyphozoa as much as that date.

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