Biology, Ecology & Evolution
Echinoderms, including feather stars, seastars, brittle stars, sea urchins and sea cucumbers, are some of the most beautiful and interesting animals in the sea. They play an important ecological role, and several species of sea urchins and sea cucumbers form the basis of important fisheries. Over 1 000 species live in Australian waters, from the shoreline to the depths of the abyssal plain and the tropics to Antarctic waters.
Australian Echinoderms provides authoritative accounts of 130 families of echinoderms, primarily with an Australian focus.It brings together in a single volume comprehensive information on the identification, biology, evolution, ecology and management of these animals for the first time. Richly illustrated with beautiful photographs and written in an accessible style, Australian Echinoderms suits the needs of marine enthusiasts, academics and fisheries managers both in Australia and other regions where echinoderms are studied.
About this book
Book series: Other publications
Publishers: Australian Biological Resources Study/CSIRO Publishing
Editors: M.Byrne, T.D.O’Hara
978 1 486 30762 3 (hardback)
978 1 486 30763 0 (ePDF)
978 1 486 30764 7 (ePub)
Size: 270 × 210 mm
Number of pages: xx + 612 pages, index
Binding: Hardcover, section stitched
Illustrations: full colour throughout