The Greek Seashore: A Field Guide to Coastal Invertebrates
This guide is a precise, scientific resource of marine invertebrates found on the Greek seashore and in Greece's coastal waters. Over 80 species and genera representing eleven phyla are described providing discerning tourists, divers, sport fishermen and naturalists alike with one of the most complete guides available. With the help of colourful pictures and detailed drawings, many shells, crabs, sea anemones, sponges, corals and a variety of other organisms are expertly profiled. Information about each organism and their natural history accompanies each description.
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Class CalScispongiae or Calcarea calcareous sponges 23
Class Polyplacophora chitons 57
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active at night algae annelids Anthozoa aquaculture areas arthropods asexually attached barnacles benthic bivalves body brown burrows calcareous carapace carnivorous cephalopods chelipeds Class Crustacea Classification cm in diameter cm in length cnidarians colonies colour Comments Common names coral crevices crustaceans cuttlefish Decapoda Description/Biology disk dorsal echinoderms edible eggs Family feeding female flattened found in Greek gametes gastropods gastrovascular cavity Greece Greek seafood markets grow habitats hard substrates heart urchin hermaphrodites hermit crab hydroid invertebrates jellyfish larvae live Malacostraca male mantle marine invertebrates Mediterranean medusa molluscs mouth Murex mussels nematocysts octopus Order Decapoda organisms pair of legs Phylum planktonic polychaetes polyps posses predators prey proboscis reproduce sexually rocky environments sand sandy scavengers sea anemones sea cucumbers sea urchin Sfikas shallow waters shrimp siphon soft substrate species spines spiny lobster sponges Squid starfish Subclass Malacostraca substrates at depths surface swimming symbiotic tentacles usually found ventral worms