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Posted 25 July 2006 - 05:52 PM

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Cephalopods of the World, An annotated and illustrated catalogue of cephalopod species known to date. Vol.1. Chambered Nautiluses and Sepioids (Nautilidae, Sepiidae, Sepiolidae, Sepiadariidae, Idiosepiidae and Spirulidae[b])

Jereb and Roper, 2006. 30cm. Pp.294. Paperback. ISBN : 9251053839. GBP30.00 + postage.

This is the first volume of the entirely rewritten, revised and updated version of the original Catalogue of Cephalopods of the World (1984). The present volume is a multiauthored compilation that reviews six families: Nautilidae, Sepiidae, Sepiolidae, Sepiadariidae, Idiosepiidae and Spirulidae, with 23 genera and the 201 species known to the date. It provides accounts for all families and genera, as well as illustrated keys to all taxa. Information under each species account includes: valid modern systematic name and original citation of the species (or subspecies); main synonyms; English, French and Spanish FAO names for the species; illustrations of dorsal and ventral aspect of the whole animal (as necessary) and other distinguishing illustrations; field characteristics; diagnostic features; geographic and vertical distribution, including GIS map; size; habitat; biology; interest to fishery; local names when available; a remarks section (as necessary) and literature. The volume is fully indexed and also includes sections on terminology and measurements, an extensive glossary, an introduction with an updated review of the existing biological knowledge on cephalopods (including fisheries information and catch data for recent years) and a dedicated bibliography.

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Tel.01-953-850-471, overseas tel.+441-953-850-471.

Please visit our website www.stevensimpsonbooks.com. Secure online ordering, wide choice of shipping options, opt-in only mailing list.

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