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Author Kohn, Alan J.

Title Conus of the Southeastern United States and Caribbean / Alan J. Kohn
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2014]
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Contents Setting the stage : approaches -- Setting the stage : the geological theater and the evolutionary play -- This book and how to use it -- Behind the scenes : technical aids to the species Molecular phylogeny of Conus -- Appendix 2. Morphology-based phylogeny of Conus
Summary Conus is the largest genus of animals in the sea, occurring throughout the world's tropical and subtropical oceans and contributing significantly to marine biodiversity. The shells of these marine mollusks are prized for their amazing variety and extraordinary beauty. The neurotoxic venoms they produce-injected by a hollow, harpoon-like tooth into prey animals that are then paralyzed and swallowed whole-have a range of pharmaceutical applications, from painkillers to antidepressants. This beautifully illustrated book identifies 53 valid species of the southeastern United States and the Caribb
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Conus -- Caribbean Area -- Classification.
Conus -- Southern States -- Classification.
Genre/Form Classification.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1306895464 (electronic bk.)
140085301X (electronic bk.)
9781306895460 (electronic bk.)
9781400853014 (electronic bk.)