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By M.N. Arai

Scyphozoa have attracted the eye of many varieties of individuals. Naturalists watch their swish locomotion. Fishermen could dread the swarms that can hinder fishing or consume larval fish. Bathers retreat from the water in the event that they are stung. humans from a few Asiatic international locations devour the medusae. Comparative physiologists study them as almost certainly uncomplicated types for the functioning of varied platforms. This publication integrates information from these and different investigations right into a practical biology of scyphozoa. it is going to emphasize the big variety of adaptive responses attainable in those morphologically particularly uncomplicated animals. The ebook will pay attention to the examine of the final 35 years, in part simply because there was a quick growth of information in the course of that interval, and in part simply because a lot of the former paintings used to be summarized by way of 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 via Naumov (Naumov, 1961). such a lot impor­ tantly, a genenttion of scyphozoan staff has used as its 'bible' the monograph by way of F.S.Russell (1970) The Medusae of the British Isles. even with its restrictive name, his e-book reports lots of the info at the biology of scyphozoa as much as that date.

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