Sea urchins are an important section of the realm ocean. they're vital ecologically and infrequently significantly impact marine groups. they've got an outstanding fossil checklist and for this reason are of curiosity to paleontologists. learn has elevated in recent times motivated first by way of a attractiveness in their ecological value after which as a result of their financial value. Scientists all over the world are actively investigating their capability for aquaculture.

This ebook is designed to supply a vast knowing of the biology and ecology of sea urchins. man made chapters examine biology of sea urchins as an entire to offer a huge view. the themes of those chapters contain copy, metabolism, endocrinology, larval ecology, progress, digestion, carotenoids, affliction and foodstuff. next chapters contemplate the ecology of person species which are of significant significance ecologically and economically. those comprise species from Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Europe, North the United States, South the US and Africa.

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