Branchiura - A compendium of the geographical distribution and a summary of their biology

Lourelle A.M. Neethling, Annemariè Avenant-Oldewage

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This is a compendium of current knowledge about the crustacean subclass Branchiura Thorell, 1864. An overview of the group is presented, starting from the first species description, and reports of taxonomic changes. It also provides a condensed retrospect of each genus and includes the characteristics of each genus, the geographical distribution of each species arranged according to occurrence per continent; and aspects of the anatomy, physiology, host-parasite interactions and phylogeny are discussed. In order to condense the information available on members of the subclass, additional literature sources on each aspect are tabulated. The species lists provided by the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) were used as a starting point as these were the most comprehensive currently available.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1243-1446
Number of pages204
Issue number11-12
Publication statusPublished - 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science


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