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By M.N. Arai

Scyphozoa have attracted the eye of many varieties of individuals. Naturalists watch their sleek locomotion. Fishermen might dread the swarms that can hinder fishing or devour larval fish. Bathers retreat from the water in the event that they are stung. humans from a few Asiatic international locations consume the medusae. Comparative physiologists learn them as most likely basic versions for the functioning of assorted platforms. This e-book integrates info from these and different investigations right into a useful biology of scyphozoa. it's going to emphasize the wide variety of adaptive responses attainable in those morphologically quite uncomplicated animals. The publication will pay attention to the examine of the final 35 years, in part simply because there was a speedy growth of data in the course of that interval, and in part simply because a lot of the former paintings was once summarized through books released among 1961 and 1970. Bibliographies of papers on scyphozoa have been integrated in Mayer (1910) and Kramp (1961). Taxonomic diagnoses also are incorporated in these monographs, in addition to in a monograph at the scyphomedusae of the USSR released through Naumov (Naumov, 1961). so much impor­ tantly, a genenttion of scyphozoan staff has used as its 'bible' the monograph by means of F.S.Russell (1970) The Medusae of the British Isles. even with its restrictive identify, his booklet experiences lots of the info at the biology of scyphozoa as much as that date.

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