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The Encyclopedia of aquatic life

Author: Keith Edward Banister; Andrew C Campbell
Publisher: New York, NY : Facts on File, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Text and full-color illustrations oa all animal groups whose members spend most of or all of their lives in watery environments.
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Encyclopedia
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Edward Banister; Andrew C Campbell
ISBN: 0816012571 9780816012572
OCLC Number: 12105937
Notes: "An Equinox book"--Title page verso.
Description: xiii, 349, [xvi]-xxxiii pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: FISHES: WHAT IS A FISH? : Lampreys and hagfishes (jawless fishes) --
Sturgeons, paddlefishes --
Bowfin, garfishes --
Tarpons, eels, notacanths --
Herrings, anchovies --
Bony tounges and allies --
Pike, salmon, argentines --
Bristle mouths and allies --
Lizard fishes, lantern fishes --
Characins, catfishes, carps --
Cods, angler fishes --
Silversides, killifishes --
Spiny-finned fishes --
Coelacanth, lungfishes, bichirs --
Sharks --
Skates, rays, chimaeras --
AQUATIC INVERTEBRATES: Simple Invertebrates: Protozoans --
Sedentary and Free-Swimming Invertebrates : Sponges --
Sea anemones and jellyfishes --
Comb jellies --
Endoprocts --
Rotifers, kinorhynchs, gastrotriches --
Lampshells --
Moss animals --
Horseshoe worms --
Worm-like Invertebrates : Flatworms and ribbon worms --
Roundworms and spiny-headed worms --
Segmented worms --
Echiurans, priapulans, sipunculans --
Beard worms and arrow worms --
Acorn worms --
Jointed-Limbed Invertebrates : Crustaceans --
Horseshow crabs and sea spiders --
Water bears and tongue worms --
Mollusks, Echinoderms, Sea Squirts : Mollusks --
SPiny-skinned invertebrates --
Sea squirts and lancelets ---
WHALES, DOLPHINS, AND SEA COWS: Whales and Dolphins : Solphins --
White whales --
Sperm whales --
Gray whales --
Rorquals --
Right whales --
Sea Cows and Manatees.
Responsibility: edited by Keith Banister and Andrew Campbell.

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This illustrated catalogue of water animals - from dolphins and whales to marine and freshwater fish - includes descriptions of the physical characteristics, life cycles, survival status and  Read more...

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