By M.N. Arai

Scyphozoa have attracted the eye of many sorts of individuals. Naturalists watch their sleek locomotion. Fishermen might dread the swarms which could hinder fishing or devour larval fish. Bathers retreat from the water in the event that they are stung. humans from a few Asiatic nations consume the medusae. Comparative physiologists study them as potentially uncomplicated versions for the functioning of assorted structures. This publication integrates info from these and different investigations right into a practical biology of scyphozoa. it is going to emphasize the big variety of adaptive responses attainable in those morphologically rather uncomplicated animals. The e-book will be aware of the examine of the final 35 years, partially simply because there was a swift growth of data in the course of that interval, and partially simply because a lot of the former paintings used to be summarized via books released among 1961 and 1970. Bibliographies of papers on scyphozoa have been incorporated in Mayer (1910) and Kramp (1961). Taxonomic diagnoses also are incorporated in these monographs, in addition to in a monograph at the scyphomedusae of the USSR released by way of Naumov (Naumov, 1961). so much impor­ tantly, a genenttion of scyphozoan staff has used as its 'bible' the monograph through F.S.Russell (1970) The Medusae of the British Isles. despite its restrictive name, his publication stories lots of the info at the biology of scyphozoa as much as that date.

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