A Functional Biology of Scyphozoa by M.N. Arai

By M.N. Arai

Scyphozoa have attracted the eye of many sorts of individuals. Naturalists watch their swish locomotion. Fishermen might dread the swarms which may hinder fishing or consume larval fish. Bathers retreat from the water in the event that they are stung. humans from a few Asiatic international locations consume the medusae. Comparative physiologists learn them as almost certainly basic types for the functioning of varied platforms. This e-book integrates facts from these and different investigations right into a useful biology of scyphozoa. it is going to emphasize the wide variety of adaptive responses attainable in those morphologically rather uncomplicated animals. The booklet will pay attention to the examine of the final 35 years, partially simply because there was a swift enlargement of data in the course of that interval, and partially simply because a lot of the former paintings was once summarized by means of books released among 1961 and 1970. Bibliographies of papers on scyphozoa have been integrated in Mayer (1910) and Kramp (1961). Taxonomic diagnoses also are incorporated in these monographs, in addition to in a monograph at the scyphomedusae of the USSR released by means of Naumov (Naumov, 1961). such a lot impor­ tantly, a genenttion of scyphozoan staff has used as its 'bible' the monograph through F.S.Russell (1970) The Medusae of the British Isles. even with its restrictive identify, his publication experiences many of the details at the biology of scyphozoa as much as that date.

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