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Sea cucumbers of British Columbia, Southeast Alaska, and Puget Sound

Author: Philip Lambert; Royal British Columbia Museum.
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, ©1997.
Series: Royal British Columbia Museum handbook.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first handbook devoted to sea cucumbers in the waters of British Columbia, southeast Alaska and northern Washington. Philip Lambert describes 34 species, including 2 new ones. He provides all the details to satisfy the professional biologist, yet his easy-going style makes this book suitable for anyone interested in coastal marine life. Photographs and illustrations help identify each species; a special  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Lambert; Royal British Columbia Museum.
ISBN: 0774806079 9780774806077
OCLC Number: 36991984
Notes: Co-published by: Royal British Columbia Museum.
Description: 166 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
Contents: Preface Introduction Origins of Sea Cucumbers Characteristics of Sea Cucumbers External Anatomy Internal Anatomy Reproduction Predators Physiology Behaviour Parasites and Commensals Economic Importance Classification Conservation Species Covered Key to Shallow-Water Species Species Descriptions Family Stichopodidae Parastichopus californicum Parastichopus leukothele Family Synallactidae Pseudostichopus mollis Synallactes challengeri Family Psolidae Psolidium bidiscum Psolus chitonoides Psolus squamatus Family Cucumariidae Subfamilies Cucumariinae & Thyonidiinae Cucumaria frondosa japonica Cucumaria miniata Cucumaria pallida Cucumaria piperata Cucumaria pseudocurata Cucuaria vegae Pseudocnus curatus Pseudocnus lubricus Subfamily Thyonidiinae Ekmania diomedeae Thyonidium kurilensis Family Phllophoridae Subfamily Thyoninae Pentamera lissoplaca Pentamera populifera Pentamera pseudocalcigera Pentamera trachyplaca Pentamera sp. A Pentamera sp. B Thyone benti Family Sclerodactylidae Eupentacta pseudoquinquesemita Eupentacta quinquesemita Family Molpadiidae Molpadia intermedia Family Caudinidae Paracaudina chilensis Family Synaptidae Leptosynapta clarki Leptosynapta transgressor Family Chiridotidae Chiridota species Acknowledgments General References References Glossary Index
Series Title: Royal British Columbia Museum handbook.
Responsibility: Philip Lambert.

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