Crabs

A worldwide illustrated guide to brachyura

Crabs A worldwide illustrated guide to brachyura
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Format: Hardback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9781782409892
Publisher: Ivy Press
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Crabs explores the biology, taxonomy and lives of these fascinating creatures. Fascinating commentary, beautiful photography and tables of facts reveal notable characteristics of 100+ families. 

From the extreme ocean depths and hydrothermal vents, to desert burrows, crabs have conquered just about every habitat in the world. From the smallest Pea crab (0.5”) to an enormous Japanese spider crab (with a 13-foot leg span), crabs boast a huge range of body shapes and sizes and are often adorned with jaw-droppingly beautiful colour and pattern.

Many crab families show complex and intriguing behaviour patterns as a result of ancient and convoluted evolutionary paths. For the first time, Crabs: a worldwide illustrated guide to brachyura reveals remarkable facts about these stalk-eyed creatures as they sidle through life.

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The author

Peter Davie is Senior Curator of Crustacea and of the Biodiversity Program at Queensland Museum, Brisbane, specializing in the taxonomy of Brachyura (crabs). He is active in the organisation of the world’s main Brachyura conferences and workshops, is past president of the Australian Marine Conservation Society, and serves on various governmental advisory committees. Davie has published over 100 scientific papers and seven books.

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Format: Hardback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9781782409892
Size: 8.268 in x 9.449 in / 210 mm x 240 mm
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