By Warren W. Burggren (editor), Brian R. McMahon (editor)

Curiosity in land crabs has burgeoned as biologists have more and more fascinated by the evolution of terrestriality. ahead of the booklet of this quantity in 1988, there have been no unmarried finished resource of knowledge to serve biologists attracted to the varied facets of terrestrial decapod crustacean. Biology of the Land Crabs was once the 1st synthesis of modern and original findings on brachyuran and anomuran crustaceans that experience developed various levels of model for all times on land. Chapters through prime researchers take a coordinated evolutionary and comparative method of systematics and evolution, ecology, behaviour, replica, progress and molting, ion and water stability, breathing and stream, and energetics and locomotion. every one discusses how terrestrial species became tailored from ancestral freshwater or marine kinds. With its huge bibliography and finished index, together with the normal heritage of approximately 80 species of brachyuran and anomuran crabs, Biology of the Land Crabs will stay a useful reference for researchers and complicated scholars.

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