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Author Kupriyanova, Elena, author

Title Hydroides of the world / Elena Kupriyanova, Yanan Sun, Eunice Wong, and Harry A. ten Hove
Published Clayton South, VIC : CSIRO Publishing, [2023]


Description 1 online resource (249 pages) : colour illustrations
Summary Serpulid polychaetes are a unique and highly specialised group of marine segmented worms that have adapted to inhabiting self-secreted calcareous tubes attached to a wide range of hard substrates. These animals are found across all depths and habitats of the world's oceans, and some form mutually beneficial associations with live corals. The genus Hydroides is of special concern and importance, as it is not only the largest, but also one of the most ecologically and economically important groups of marine invertebrates because it includes notorious biofoulers and common bioinvaders that travel around the world hitchhiking on ships' hulls.This is the first fully illustrated guide to this notorious serpulid genus of calcareous tubeworms, providing a comprehensive diagnostic treatment of all known species of the genus Hydroides. This important reference provides reliable identification tools to distinguish Australian tubeworms from potential alien invaders that constantly arrive from overseas and threaten Australia's maritime transport, trade and mariculture
Analysis Australian
Bibliography Includes index and bibliographical references
Notes Description from eBook from CSIRO Publishing (viewed June 2023)
Subject Serpulidae -- Identification
Polychaeta -- Identification
Tube worms -- Identification
Hydrozoa -- Classification
Zoology: Invertebrates.
Science - Life Sciences - Zoology - Invertebrates.
Science - Life Sciences - Evolution.
Science - Life Sciences - Biology - Marine Biology.
Science - Life Sciences - Ecology.
Tube worms
Nature & the natural world: general interest.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Field guides
Form Electronic book
Author Sun, Yanan, author.
Wong, Eunice, author.
Hove, Harry A. ten, author
CSIRO Publishing, issuing body.
ISBN 9781486311590