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Bivalve Molluscs Biology, Ecology and Culture

This well illustrated, easy-to-read book presents information on the biology, ecology and conservation, cultivation, fishery and management of commonly available mollusks.

ISBN: 978-0-85238-234-9
Availability: In stock
$278.95
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In addition to their importance biologically and ecologically, many bivalves are fished and cultured commercially (e.g. mussels, oysters, scallops, and clams) in a multi-billion dollar worldwide industry. A full understanding of the many facets of these animals and their care is vital for all those working in bivalve fisheries and culture. Bivalve Molluscs comprehensively covers all major aspects of this important class of invertebrates.

Bivalve Molluscs: Biology, Ecology and Culture collects and presents information on the biology, ecology and conservation, cultivation, fishery and management of commonly available mollusks. Extensively illustrated, the text is presented in a clear, concise, and easy-to-read style and includes up-to-date references and suggestions for further reading. Written by an author of international repute, this comprehensive text will be an essential reference for students of aquaculture and fisheries, aquaculture personnel, fishery scientists, commercial administrators and practitioners, and biologists. As Bivalve Molluscs is an essential purchase for anyone concerned with this important class of animals, copies of the book should be available in all libraries and research facilities where these subjects are studied or taught.

Contents include:

  1. An Introduction to Bivalves
  2. Morphology of Bivalves
  3. Ecology of Bivalves
  4. How Bivalves Feed
  5. Reproduction, Settlements and Recruitment
  6. Bivalve Growth
  7. Circulation, Respiration, Excretion and Osmoregulation
  8. Fisheries Management of Natural Populations
  9. Bivalve Culture
  10. Genetics in Aquaculture
  11. Diseases and Parasites
  12. Public Health.

Written by: Elizabeth Gosling

Hardbound,

456 pages
February 2003, Wiley-Blackwell