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Introductory textbook frames the invertebrates within the context of evolutionary biology and develops around three fundamental themes: functional body architecture; developmental patterns and life history strategies; and evolution and phylogenetic relationships. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR(e.g., Argonauta, Octopus, Opisthoteuthis, Stauroteu- this) order vampyromorpha: Vampire squids. ... (Ar- chiteuthis) reaching 20 m in overall length, and giant octopuses (Octopus dofleini) attaining arm spans of 6 m and weights over 40 kg.

Author:Richard C. Brusca, Gary J. Brusca
Publisher: - 1990-01-01


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