The Biology of the Mollusca

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Elsevier, Oct 22, 2013 - Science - 587 pages
Reviews the most important literature on the functional morphology and natural history of molluscs over a period of half a century, from 1925 to the present day, and draws extensively upon authoritative papers published mostly in the English language in a large number of international journals during this period. By these means it is hoped to provide an anthology of what is most interesting in the literature in a number of selected topics. Appendices give some practical assistance for the dissection of selected examples
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 FORM AND FUNCTION OF THE MANTLE CAVITY ANDASSOCIATED ORGANS
1
CHAPTER 2 FEEDING METHODS AND ADAPTIVE RADIATION IN THE GASTROPODA
41
CHAPTER 3 FEEDING METHODS A N D EVOLUTION IN THE BIVALVIA
101
CHAPTER 4 ADAPTIVE RADIATION IN THE POLYSYRINGIAN BIVALVES
147
CHAPTER 5 DIGESTION
207
CHAPTER 6 REPRODUCTION
269
CHAPTER 7 DISTRIBUTION OF MOLLUSCS
333
CHAPTER 8 THE FUNCTIONS OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM IN THE DIBRANCHIATE CEPHALOPODA
399
THE FOUR MINOR CLASSES
451
THE THREE MAJOR CLASSES
495
INDEX
545
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