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Title Australian echinoderms : biology, ecology and evolution / Maria Byrne and Timothy D. O'Hara (editors)
Published Clayton South, VIC : CSIRO Publishing ; [Canberra] : Australian Biological Resources Study, [2017]


Description 1 online resource (xx, 612 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
Contents Cover; Contents at a Glance; Foreword; Extended Contents; Editors and Contributors; Contributors; Illustrators and Photographers; Part 1: Introduction to Echinoderms; 1: Introduction; Echinoderms, what are they?; How to recognise the five classes; Their place in the scheme of things; Anatomy; Body wall and skeleton; Box 1.1 Mutable connective tissues: autotomy and catch; Feeding and digestive system; Asteroidea; Ophiuroidea; Box 1.2 Ophiarachna incrassata, the fishing ophiuroid; Echinoidea; Holothuroidea; Crinoidea; Water vascular system; Respiration and excretion; Box 1.3 Regeneration
Haemal systemNervous system; Box 1.4 Sensory receptors and colour change; Box 1.5 Swimming, hitchhiking and pelagic echinoderms; Sensory structures; Locomotion; 2: Ecology and Behaviour; Echinoderm habitats; Intertidal rock platforms; Embayments; Reefs; Continental shelf and slope; Seamounts, vents and the abyssal plain; Box 2.1 Urchin barrens and abalone; Interactions; Feeding; Predators; Diseases; Defence against predators; Box 2.2 Bioluminescence; Echinoderm parasites and associates; Parasites; Commensal associations: excluding Crustacea; Commensal associations: Crustacea
Burrowing and boringEcological engineers; 3: Echinoderm Life Histories; Box 3.1 Life history, evolution and speciation; Sexual reproduction; Reproductive anatomy; Asexual reproduction; Echinoderm gametes; Reproductive cycles and temporal cues; Box 3.2 Northern Pacific seastar -seasonal reproduction in the northern and southern hemispheres; Development; 4: Management: Fisheries, Ferals and Conservation; Fisheries; Sea cucumbers -- trepang; Box 4.1 The changing names of sea cucumbers; Table 4.1 Commercial holothuroids in the waters of tropical Australia; Sea urchins
Table 4.2 Standard names used for the three commercial species of sea urchinsBox 4.2 New Zealand cushion star; Box 4.3 Northern Pacific seastar; Introduced species; New Zealand cushion star; New Zealand seven-armed seastar; Northern Pacific seastar; Box 4.4 Crown-of-thorns seastar; Crown-of-thorns seastar; Discovery; Spread of the outbreaks; Causes; Current situation; Conservation issues; Introduced species; Box 4.5 Tasmanian cushion star; Intertidal habitat destruction; Box 4.6 Seamount biological communities and fishing; Trawling and dredging; Over-exploitation; Water quality
Climate change5: Biogeography; Biogeographical patterns; Northern Australia; Southern Australia; Table 5.1 Species richness and endemicity of shallow-water echinoderms around Australia; Subantarctic islands and Antarctica; Diversity and endemism; Historical explanations; Box 5.1 Rafting to remote Macquarie Island; Origin of the shallow-water Australian marine fauna; Diversity of the Australian fauna; 6: Phylogeny and Geological History; Box 6.1 Carpoids and their importance to echinoderm phylogeny; The phylogenetic relationships of the echinoderm classes; Box 6.2 Sea daisies
Summary A comprehensive, illustrated resource for the identification, evolution and ecology of echinoderms
Analysis Australian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Echinodermata -- Ecology
Echinodermata -- Evolution
Marine invertebrates -- Ecology
Marine invertebrates -- Evolution
Marine biology.
marine biology.
Zoology: Invertebrates.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- General.
Echinodermata -- Evolution
Marine biology
Marine invertebrates -- Ecology
Marine invertebrates -- Evolution
Zoology: invertebrates.
Marine biology.
Form Electronic book
Author Byrne, Marie, editor.
O'Hara, Tim, editor
CSIRO (Australia), issuing body
ISBN 9781486307630