Cephalopods of the World. An annotated and illustrated Catalogue of cephalopod species known to date. Volume 3: Octopods and Vampire Squids

By: Jereb, P.& C.F.E. Roper (editors)

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2016. 30cm. Pp.xiii, 398. 88 colour photos, 261 text figures & distribution maps. Softbound.

Third volume of the entirely rewritten, revised and updated version of the original FAO Catalogue of Cephalopods of the World (1984). The present Volume is a multiauthored compilation that reviews 13 families, i.e. (in alphabetical order), Alloposidae, Amphitretidae, Argonautidae, Bolitaenidae, Cirroctopodidae, Cirroteuthidae, Octopodidae, Ocythoidae, Opisthoteuthidae, Stauroteuthidae, Tremoctopodidae, Vampyroteuthidae, Vitreledonellidae, with 56 genera and the 280 species known and named to the date of the completion of the volume. It provides accounts for all families and genera, as well as illustrated keys. Information under species accounts includes: valid modern systematic name and original citation of the species (or subspecies); synonyms; English, French and Spanish FAO names for the species; illustrations of dorsal aspects 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 octopods and Vampire squids (including fisheries information and main catch data for recent years) and a dedicated bibliography.

Title: Cephalopods of the World. An annotated and illustrated Catalogue of cephalopod species known to date. Volume 3: Octopods and Vampire Squids

Author: Jereb, P.& C.F.E. Roper (editors)

Categories: Cephalopoda : Cuttlefish, Octopus, Squid,

ISBN: 9251079897

ISBN 13: 9789251079898

Condition: New

Inventory number: 979727

Keywords: 9789251079898. Cephalopods of the World. An annotated and illustrated Catalogue of cephalopod species known to date. Volume 3: Octopods and Vampire Squids