By Warren W. Burggren (editor), Brian R. McMahon (editor)

Curiosity in land crabs has burgeoned as biologists have more and more involved in the evolution of terrestriality. ahead of the book of this quantity in 1988, there have been no unmarried accomplished resource of data to serve biologists attracted to the varied elements of terrestrial decapod crustacean. Biology of the Land Crabs used to be the 1st synthesis of modern and customary findings on brachyuran and anomuran crustaceans that experience advanced various levels of edition for all times on land. Chapters by means of major researchers take a coordinated evolutionary and comparative method of systematics and evolution, ecology, behaviour, copy, progress and molting, ion and water stability, breathing and movement, and energetics and locomotion. each one discusses how terrestrial species became tailored from ancestral freshwater or marine varieties. With its large bibliography and entire index, together with the normal historical past of approximately 80 species of brachyuran and anomuran crabs, Biology of the Land Crabs will remain a useful reference for researchers and complex scholars.

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