Biology of the Lobster Homarus Americanus

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Jan Robert Factor
Academic Press, 1995 - Medical - 528 pages
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The widely distributed American Lobster, Homarus americanus, which inhabits coastal waters from Canada to the Carolinas, is an important keystone species. A valuable source of income, its abundance or rarity often reflects the health of ecosystems occupied by these crustaceans. This comprehensive reference brings together all that is known of these fascinating animals. It will appeal to biologists, zoologists, aquaculturalists, fishery biologists, and researchers working with other lobster species, as well as neurobiologists looking for more information on the model system they so often use.

Key Features
* First comprehensive book on the American lobster since Herrick's century-old monograph
* Provides crucial background for neurobiologists who use this crustacean as a model organism
* Contains a comprehensive treatment of the lobster fishery and its management
  

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Contents

Introduction Anatomy and Life History
1
Taxonomy and Evolution
13
Larval and Postlarval Ecology
23
Postlarval Juvenile Adolescent and Adult Ecology
47
Fishery Regulations and Methods
89
Populations Fisheries and Management
111
Interface of Ecology Behavior and Fisheries
139
Aquaculture
153
Neurobiology and Neuroendocrinology
267
Muscles and Their Innervation
291
Behavior and Sensory Biology
313
The Feeding Appendages
349
The Digestive System
395
Digestive Physiology and Nutrition
441
Circulation the Blood and Disease
465
The Physiology of Gas Exchange Circulation Ion Regulation and Nitrogenous Excretion An Integrative Approach
497

Reproduction and Embryonic Development
177
Control of Growth and Reproduction
217

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