Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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Natural enemies of terrestrial molluscs.

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Description

This book, which contains 15 chapters, draws together the available information on the diversity of organisms that constitute the natural enemies of terrestrial gastropods. In a series of review chapters, it provides an authoritative synthesis of current knowledge and research for predators, parasites and pathogens. This book is for both students and professionals concerned with the conservation o...

Chapter 5 (Page no: 227)

Terrestrial planarians (Platyhelminthes: Tricladida: Terricola) predaceous on terrestrial gastropods.

This chapter describes the taxonomy and systematics of the Tricladida (terrestrial Tricladida, Bipaliidae, Rhynchodemidae, Geoplanidae), general biology and ecology (physical ecology, reproduction and reproductive ecology, natural enemies), terrestrial planarians as invasive species, their feeding and prey-handling strategies (search behaviour, capture, ingestion and digestion, pseudoparasitism or symbiosis, prey preferences) and their role in biological control.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Avian and mammalian predators of terrestrial gastropods. Author(s): Allen, J. A.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 37) Coleoptera (Carabidae, Staphylinidae, Lampyridae, Drilidae and Silphidae) as predators of terrestrial gastropods. Author(s): Symondson, W. O. C.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 85) Diptera as predators and parasitoids of terrestrial gastropods, with emphasis on Phoridae, Calliphoridae, Sarcophagidae, Muscidae and Fanniidae. Author(s): Coupland, J. B., Barker, G. M.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 159) Overview of the biology of marsh flies (Diptera: Sciomyzidae), with special reference to predators and parasitoids of terrestrial gastropods. Author(s): Barker, G. M., Knutson, L., Vala, J. C., Coupland, J. B., Barnes, J. K.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 279) Predatory gastropods as natural enemies of terrestrial gastropods and other invertebrates. Author(s): Barker, G. M., Efford, M. G.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 405) Millipedes (Diplopoda) and centipedes (Chilopoda) (Myriapoda) as predators of terrestrial gastropods. Author(s): Barker, G. M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 427) Reptilian predators of terrestrial gastropods. Author(s): Laporta-Ferreira, I. L., Salom√£o, M. da G.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 483) Heteropteran predation on terrestrial gastropods. Author(s): Jackson, R. R., Barrion, A.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 497) Gastropod predation in spiders (Araneae). Author(s): Pollard, S. D., Jackson, R. R.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 505) Mites (Acari) parasitic and predaceous on terrestrial gastropods. Author(s): Fain, A.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 525) Nematodes (Nematoda) parasitic in terrestrial gastropods. Author(s): Morand, S., Wilson, M. J., Glen, D. M.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 559) Ciliophoran (Ciliophora) parasites of terrestrial gastropods. Author(s): As, J. G. van, Basson, L.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 579) Microsporidia (Microspora) parasitic in terrestrial gastropods. Author(s): Selman, B. J., Jones, A. A.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 599) Bacterial and non-microbial diseases in terrestrial gastropods. Author(s): Raut, S. K.