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Published by Chapman & Hall in London, New York .
Written in English


  • Sea anemones.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]-369 and index.

StatementJ. Malcolm Shick.
SeriesFunctional biology series
LC ClassificationsQL377.C7 S33 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 395 :
Number of Pages395
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1880258M
ISBN 100412331500
LC Control Number90040757

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  Shick (zoology, U. of Maine) presents the first comprehensive treatment of the biology of sea anemones in 50 years. The sea anemones are among the most ancient metazoans still living, and are extensively used to investigate the origins and evolution of the nervous and immune systems, symbiosis, and other aspects that become very complex in higher : Springer Netherlands. Each book will concentrate on a particular taxon (species, family, class or even phylum) and will bring together information on the form, physiology, ecology and evolutionary biology of the group. The aim will be not only to describe how organisms work, but also to . Summary: An integrative approach to the biology of sea anemones. The chapters of the book are organized according to the various functions of the animal and the components of its energy budget. The topics discussed include nutrition, gas exchange, osmotic balance, growth and biotic interactions. A Functional Biology of Sea Anemones. [J Malcolm Shick] -- General Editor: Peter Calow, Department of Zoology, University of Sheffield, England The main aim of this series will be to illustrate and to explain the way organisms 'make a living' in nature.

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Most sea anemones contain a pedal disk at the base of their body, which adheres them to hard surfaces. The oral ring, or mouth, at the top of the body is surrounded by tentacles, and some have said it resembles a flower. Sea anemones do not have any organs, but have a fluid-filled gastrovascular cavity where digestion and circulation occur. Sea Anemones that form an iconic association with anemonefishes are highly sought after by marine aquarists. Currently, no commercial culturing protocols have been established for these host anemones, and individuals are sourced from the wild, causing localized depletions in some areas of the Indo‐Pacific. Download Citation | Functional and Genetic Diversity of Toxins in Sea Anemones | Sea anemones are benthic, sessile cnidarians that use venom for prey capture, defense, digestion, and intraspecific. Cnidaria (Coelenterates) Cnidaria (Gr., cnidae, nettle) is a phylum of mostly marine Metazoa distinguished by cnidocysts, subcellular capsules containing an inverted tubule capable of everting and, in some cases, discharging venom. Sexual reproduction results in solid planula embryos that develop into columnar : Stanley Shostak.