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Hyperiid amphipods (Amphipoda, Hyperiidea) of the world oceans

"This book presents a summary of the present ideas on the world amphipod fauna of the suborder Hyperiidea. The general part includes a description of the suborder and notes on the taxonomy and phylogeny of the Hyperiidea. Special features of their morphology are briefly considered and patterns of vertical and geographic distribution discussed. A correlation has been shown between the vertical distribution and latitudinal area of distribution for various taxonomic groups of Hyperiidea and also the common features and differences among the hyperiidean fauna of different oceans." "The taxonomic part contains diagnoses and keys to the suborder Hyperiidea, relating to 23 families, 72 genera, and 233 species. Detailed descriptions are given, particularly for those families posing the maximum difficulty for identification. Descriptions are accompanied by illustrations which, for the most part, are original." "227 bibliographic entries, 256 illustrations, and 12 tables."--Jacket
Print Book, English, ©1996
Science Publishers, Lebanon, NH, ©1996
xxvii, 632 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
9781886106482, 1886106487