Barnacles: Structure, function, development and evolution

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Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 30, 1993 - Science - 357 pages
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A great deal is now known about the functional organization, physiology, reproduction, and development of barnacles. For the first time, this book brings to bear all aspects of this knowledge on our interpretation of the dynamics of barnacle evolution relating them to the fossil history and biogeography of the group.
 

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Contents

Understanding barnacles
1
12 Morphology
4
13 Development
16
References
25
Form function and feeding
27
21 Pedunculate barnacles
28
22 Sessilians
36
23 The food of thoracicans
58
References
166
Gametes fertilization and embryonic development
171
71 Eggs and larval patterns
172
72 Fertilization
179
73 Embryonic development
180
74 Hatching
190
References
191
Larval development and metamorphosis
197

24 Transfer of food to the mouthparts
59
25 Mouthparts and ingestion
61
26 Some preliminary comparisons
63
27 Acrothoracicans
64
28 Summary
67
References
68
Muscles and circulation
71
31 Muscles
72
32 The circulatory system
82
References
87
Digestion respiration and excretion
89
42 Respiratory system
94
43 Excretory system
97
References
101
Control functions and environmental interactions
105
51 The nervous system
107
52 Sense organs
115
53 Neural rhythms
117
54 Neurosecretions
118
55 Exocrine secretions
119
References
123
Reproductive system mating and oviposition
127
61 The hermaphrodite reproductive system
128
62 Gametogenesis
130
63 Mating in hermaphrodite thoracicans
134
64 Oviposition and fertilization
145
65 Breeding and its control
149
66 Sexual dimorphism in cirripedes
150
67 Sex determination in the Thoracica
165
82 Acrothoracicans
231
83 Prothoracicans
235
References
239
Growth
247
91 Growth in pedunculate thoracicans
249
92 Brachylepadomorphs and the evolution of verrucomorphs
251
93 Pollicipedines and the evolution of balanomorphs
255
94 Balanomorph growth patterns
262
95 Origin and evolution of corronuloids and balanoids
266
96 Plate formation during early development
267
97 The growth of balanomorph plates
272
98 External factors and growth
278
99 Monometric and diametric growth in balanomorphs
280
910 Growth of the basis in balanomorphs
283
References
284
Modes of life phylogeny
287
101 Specialization on free surfaces
288
102 Burrowing
290
103 Epizoic adaptations
292
104 Parasitism the Rhizocephala
307
105 Phylogenetic relationships among the cirripede superorders
325
References
327
A taxonomic synopsis of cirripedes
331
The major genera of cirripedes
333
Selected references on taxonomy
340
Some recent references
343
Index
347
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