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CABI Book Chapter

The biology of terrestrial molluscs.

Book cover for The biology of terrestrial molluscs.


This book presents a synthesis of current knowledge and research on the biology of terrestrial gastropod molluscs, which are of importance to human societies as food, medicine, crop pests, vectors of parasites, and as tools, personal ornamentation and currency in trade. It covers the morphology, phylogeny and systematics, structure and function of the various organ systems, feeding behaviour, life...


Chapter 1 (Page no: 1)

Gastropods on land: phylogeny, diversity and adaptive morphology.

New phylogenetic hypotheses of adaptive radiation in Gastropoda and basic gastropod organization are discussed. Gastropods on land i.e. Archaeogastropod Neritopsina, Architaeniglossan caenogastropods, Sorbeoconch caenogastropods, Ellobioid pulmonates, Onchidioidean pulmonates, Rathouisioidean pulmonates, Succineoidean pulmonates and Stylommatophoran pulmonates.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 2 (Page no: 147) Body wall: form and function. Author(s): Luchtel, D. L. Deyrup-Olsen, I.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 179) Sensory organs and the nervous system. Author(s): Chase, R.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 213) Radular structure and function. Author(s): Mackenstedt, U. Märkel, K.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 237) Structure and function of the digestive system in Stylommatophora. Author(s): Dimitriadis, V. K.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 259) Food and feeding behaviour. Author(s): Speiser, B.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 289) Haemolymph: blood cell morphology and function. Author(s): Furuta, E. Yamaguchi, K.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 307) Structure and functioning of the reproductive system. Author(s): Gómez, B. J.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 331) Regulation of growth and reproduction. Author(s): Vaufleury, A. G. de
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 357) Spermatogenesis and oogenesis. Author(s): Healy, J. M.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 383) Population and conservation genetics. Author(s): Backeljau, T. Baur, A. Baur, B.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 413) Life history strategies. Author(s): Heller, J.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 447) Behavioural ecology: on doing the right thing, in the right place at the right time. Author(s): Cook, A.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 489) Soil biology and ecotoxicology. Author(s): Dallinger, R. Berger, B. Triebskorn-Köhler, R. Köhler, H.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Landcare Research, Private Bag 3127, Hamilton, New Zealand.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2001
  • ISBN
  • 0851993184
  • Record Number
  • 20073012640