Nudibranch & Sea Slug Identification - Indo-pacific ペーパーバック – 2018/11/1
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Three leading Scientific experts on nudibranchs and sea slugs (Terrence Gosliner, Angel Valdes and David Behrens) have collaborated to produce this beautiful field guide for divers.After only three years, Nudibranch and Sea Slug Identification Indo-Pacific 1st Edition has sold out and become outdated due to the discovery of new species and numerous changes to the taxonomy of these organisms. This second, updated and reorganized edition, includes 185 new species. Among other features, the new edition includes additional photographs, an identification key, and an up-to-date classification.This book illustrates 2,138 Indo-Pacific opisthobranchs, including many un-described species. With the evolution of chemical defenses and the loss of the shell, came the evolution of the bright color patterns that are the signature of nudibranch diversity; vivid colors advertise the presence of toxicity or distastefulness. All of this beauty and color is on full display in 2,500 photographs on 452 pages.
Terrence Gosliner is senior curator at the Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Geology of the California Academy of Sciences. Terry has devoted his 50-year research career to the scientific study of opisthobranchs and has published many papers and several books. Ángel Valdés is a Professor of Biology at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and Research Associate at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the California Academy of Sciences. Ángels research career focuses on the study of the biodiversity, phylogeny and biogeography of nudibranchs and other sea slugs and has published more than 140 scientific papers on these topics as well as several field guides. David Behrens is a Lecturer of Physiology, Marine Biology and Oceanography at Central Washington University and Research Associate at the California Academy of Sciences. Dave has a prolific career as an opisthobranch researcher and he is best known as the author of field guides and other books on opisthobranchs.