The Natural History of the Crustacea: Developmental Biology and Larval Ecology, Volume 7

Klaus Anger; Steffen Harzsch; Martin Thiel
Pub date
Mar 2020
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This is the seventh volume of a ten-volume series on The Natural History of the Crustacea. Chapters in this volume synthesize our current understanding of early crustacean development from the egg through the embryonic and larval phase. The first part of this book focuses on the elemental aspects of crustacean embryonic development. The second part of the book provides an account of the larval phase of crustaceans and describes processes that influence the development from hatching to an adult-like juvenile. The third and final part of the book explores ecological interactions during the planktonic phase and how crustacean larvae manage to find food, navigate the dynamic water column, and avoid predators in a medium that offers few refuges.


Chapter 1. From a Single Cell to Segmental Structures: Crustacean Embryology Gerhard Scholtz
Chapter 2. Crustacean limb morphogenesis during normal development and regeneration Anastasios Pavlopoulos and Carsten Wolff
Chapter 3. Organogenesis Gunther Loose, Gunter Vogt, Mireille Charmantier-Daures, Guy Charmantier, and Steffen Harzsch
Chapter 4. Duplicated, Twisted, and in the Wrong Place: Patterns of Malformation in Crustaceans Gerhard Scholtz
Chapter 5. Hatching Martin Fritsch, Jorgen Olesen, Sten Ole Moller, and Gunther Loose
Chapter 6. Patterns of Larval Development Ole Sten Moller, Klaus Anger, and Guillermo Guerao
Chapter 7. Effects of Environmental Conditions on Larval Growth and Development Chaoshu Zeng, Guiomar Rotllant, Luis Gimenez and Nicholas Romano
Chapter 8. Settlement and Metamorphosis in Barnacles and Decapods Paulina Gebauer, Luis Gimenez, Ivan Hinojosa, and Kurt Paschke
Chapter 9. Metamorphosis in Crustaceans Joachim T. Haug
Chapter 10. Phenotypic Plasticity and Phenotypic Links in Larval Development Luis Gimenez
Chapter 11. Feeding and Nutrition of Crustacean Larvae Andrew Jeffs and Richard O'Rorke
Chapter 12. Response to Visual, Chemical, and Tactile Stimuli Jonathan H. Cohen and Charles E. Epifanio
Chapter 13. Predation and Competition Samuel M. Bashevkin and Steven G. Morgan
Chapter 14. Dispersal Steven G. Morgan
Chapter 15. Larval Connectivity and Marine Protected Area Networks Per-Olav Moksnes and Per R. Jonsson

About the author: 

Klaus Anger is Professor of Developmental Biology, Zoology, and Ecology at the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research in Bremen, Germany. Steffan Harzsch is Professor of Zoology at the University of Greifswald in Germany. Martin Thiel is Professor of Marine Biology at Universidad Catolica del Norte (UCN) in Coquimbo, Chile.

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