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Octopus : Physiology and Behaviour of an Advanced Invertebrate

Author: M J Wells
Publisher: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands Imprint : Springer, 1978.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Between the organ systems of cephalopods and those of less ambitious molluscs. Octopus does, as we would predict, live close to the limits set by its own physiology. The circulation, to take one example, is barely adequate for such an active animal, mainly because of the absence of any system for pack­ aging the blood pigment; haemocyanin in solution is a poor oxygen carrier. Cephalopod blood can transport less than  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M J Wells
ISBN: 9401724687 9789401724685 9789401724708 9401724709
OCLC Number: 1058419500
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (XIV, 417 pages 186 illustrations, 11 illustrations in color.)
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. An outline of the anatomy --
3. Respiration, circulation and excretion --
4. Feeding and digestion --
5. Reproduction and growth --
6. Endocrinology --
7. An inventory of the sense organs --
8. What an octopus sees --
9. Touch and the role of proprioception in learning --
10. Effectors and motor control --
11. Learning and brain lesions: 1: Mainly tactile learning --
12. Learning and brain lesions: 2: Visual learning --
References --
Author index.
Responsibility: by M.J. Wells.

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Cephalopod blood can transport less than 5 millilitres of oxygen per 100 ml of blood (compared with about 15 vol% in fish) and the whole supercharged system of triple hearts, high blood pressure and  Read more...

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