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Biology of the invertebrates

Author: Jan A Pechenik
Publisher: Dubuque, IA : Wm. C. Brown Publishers, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats

This text covers all phyla of invertebrates with an emphasis on unifying characteristics of each group. It includes learning aids for students and uses etymology boxes for classification of terms.


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jan A Pechenik
ISBN: 0697137120 9780697137128
OCLC Number: 34081938
Description: xvii, 554 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Environmental considerations; invertebrate classification; the protozoan protists; the poriferans and placozoans; the cnidarians; the platyhelminthes; two possible flatworm relatives - gnathostomulids and mesozoans; gnathostomulids and mesozoans; introduction to the hydrostatic skeleton; the nemertines; the nematodes; three phyla of uncertain affiliation - nematomorpha, acanthocephala and priapulida; the rotifers and three related phyla; the molluscs; the annelids; echiurans and sipunculans - likely annelid rivers; the pogonophorans; the anthropods; two more phyla of uncertain affiliation; tardigrades and onychophorans; the lophophorates (phoronids, brachipods, bryozoans) and entoprocts; the echinoderms; the chaetognaths; the hemichordates; the nonvertebrate chordates; invertebrate reproduction and development - an overview.
Responsibility: Jan A. Pechenik.


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