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Bryozoans are aquatic animals that form colonies of connected individuals. They take a variety of forms: some are bushy and moss-like, some are flat and encrusting and others resemble lace. Bryozoans are mostly marine, with species found in all oceans from sublittoral to abyssal depths, but freshwater species also exist. Some bryozoans are of concern as marine-fouling organisms and invasive species, while others show promise as sources of anticancer, antiviral and antifouling substances.
Written by experts in the field, Australian Bryozoa Volume 2: Taxonomy of Australian Families is the second of two volumes describing Australia’s 1200 known species of bryozoans, the richest diversity of bryozoans of any country in the world. It contains detailed taxonomic data and illustrated family-level treatments, which can be used to identify specimens. It provides an authoritative reference for biology students, academics and others interested in marine biology.
Volume 1 describes the discovery of bryozoans, their morphology, classification and fossil history, their roles in biosecurity and marine benthic environments, and potential uses in biotechnology and ocean acidification.Features:
• The second of two volumes (published concurrently) describing Australia’s 1200 known species of bryozoans.
• Contains detailed taxonomic data and illustrated family-level treatments, which can be used to identify specimens.
• Illustrated throughout with scanning electron microscope (SEM) images showing intricate details of bryozoan biology and morphology.
List of authors
1. Class Stenolaemata, Order Cyclostomata -- PE Bock, PD Taylor, PJ Hayward, DP Gordon
2. Class Gymnolaemata, Order Ctenostomata -- PL cook, PE Bock, DP Gordon
3. Class Gymnolaemata, Order Cheilostomata -- PL Cook, PE Bock, PJ Hayward, DP Gordon
4. Class Phylactolaemata -- Timothy S. Wood