Freshwater Mollusks of the World

By | 20 July 2017

Freshwater Mollusks of the World There Are Species Of Freshwater Mollusks Well Over 5,000 Than All The Mammal Species Of The World Mollusks Are Also Arguably The Most Endangered Freshwater Fauna On The Planet Yet Few References Exist For Researchers, Shell Enthusiasts, And General Readers Who Are Interested In Learning About These Fascinating Creatures In Freshwater Mollusks Of The World, Charles Lydeard And Kevin S Cummings Fill That Void With Contributions From Dozens Of Renowned Mollusk Experts.Touching On 34 Families Of Freshwater Gastropods Snails And 9 Families Of Freshwater Bivalves Mussels And Clams , Each Chapter Provides A Synthesis Of The Latest Research On The Diversity And Evolutionary Relationships Of The Family The Book Also Includes A Look At How Evolving DNA Sequencing Data Techniques Help Shed Light On Mollusk Taxonomy Distribution Maps Of Each Family S Biogeographic Locales A Representative Photo And Distribution Map For Each Of The Freshwater Mollusk Families The Latest Information On Each Family S Conservation Status And How To Reverse The Habitat Destruction, Modification, And Pollution That Threatens It A Discussion Of The Ecological And Economic Damages Caused By Invasive Mollusk Species, As Well As Their Role As Disease VectorsMollusks Provide Us With Amazing Biogeographical Insights Their Ancient Fossil Record Goes Back Over 500 Million Years, And Their Distribution Patterns Are A Reflection Of Past Continental And Climate Changes The Only Comprehensive Summary Of Systematic And Biodiversity Information On Freshwater Mollusk Families Throughout The World, This Reference Is A Must For Malacologists, Limnologists, Ichthyologists, Stream Ecologists, Biogeographers, And Conservation Biologists.Contributors Christian Albrecht, R Diger Bieler, Bert Van Bocxlaer, David C Campbell, Stephanie A Clark, Catharina Clewing, Robert H Cowie, Kevin S Cummings, Diana Delicado, Hiroshi Fukuda, Hiroaki Fukumori, Matthias Glaubrecht, Daniel L Graf, Diego E Guti Rrez Gregoric, Kenneth A Hayes, Yasunori Kano, Taehwan Lee, Charles Lydeard, Nathaniel T Marshall, Paula M Mikkelsen, Marco T Neiber, Timea P Neusser, Winston Ponder, Michael Schr Dl, Alena A Shirokaya, Bj Rn Stelbrink, Carol A Stepien, Ellen E Strong, Maxim V Vinarski, Amy R Wethington, Thomas Wilke

  • Hardcover
  • 264 pages
  • 1421427311
  • Freshwater Mollusks of the World
  • Charles Lydeard
  • 20 July 2017