Fisheries Science & Marine Biology

Biology and Ecology of Marine Life

Biology and Ecology of Edible Marine Gastropod Molluscs
Ramasamy Santhanam, PhD

Biology and Ecology of Edible Marine Gastropod Molluscs

In production
Pub Date: December 2017
Hardback Price: $159.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771886383
E-Book ISBN: 9781315099439
Pages: Approx 350p w/Index
Binding Type: hardback
Series: Biology and Ecology of Marine Life
Notes: 15 color and 266 b/w illustrations

This comprehensive volume, Biology and Ecology of Edible Marine Gastropod Molluscs, focuses exclusively on sea snails or gastropods, which are popular food items and occupy an important role as commercial shell craft industry. Familiar examples include conchs (highly sought after due to their mild flavor) as well as escargot, abalone, and periwinkle snails.

This book covers the profile (habitat, distribution, morphology, food and feeding, reproduction, conservation status, etc.) of about 180 species of commercial edible marine gastropod molluscs as well as their nutritional values, commercial importance, and pharmaceutical value. Also included is information on their prevalent diseases and parasites. The informative descriptions are presented in an easy-to-read style with neat illustrations.

This volume, in the Biology and Ecology of Marine Life book series, will be of great use for the students and researchers of disciplines such as fisheries science, marine biology, aquatic biology, and fisheries and zoology. It will also be a valuable reference book for the libraries at universities, schools, and scientific institutions.

Key features:

  • includes over 275 illustrations
  • covers the biology of edible marine gastropod molluscs
  • presents the profile (habitat, distribution, morphology, food and feeding, reproduction, conservation status, etc.) of about 170 species of the different gastropods
  • considers the commercial importance of marine gastropods
  • looks at the nutritional qualities of the gastropod species
  • discusses the pharmaceutical qualities of the gastropod species
  • describes the diseases and parasites of about 250 species of edible marine gastropod molluscs

CONTENTS:
Preface

1. Introduction

2. Biology and Ecology of Edible Marine Gastropod Molluscs

3. Profile of Edible Marine Gastropod Molluscs

4. Nutritional Values of Edible Marine Gastropod Molluscs

5. Pharmaceutical Values of Edible Marine Gastropod Molluscs

6. Industrial Uses of Edible Marine Gastropod Molluscs

7. Aquaculture of Edible Marine Gastropod Molluscs

8. Diseases and Parasites of Edible Marine Gastropod Molluscs

Index


About the Authors / Editors:
Ramasamy Santhanam, PhD
Former Dean, Fisheries College and Research Institute, Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Thoothukudi, India

Dr. Ramasamy Santhanam is the former Dean of the Fisheries College and Research Institute at the Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University in Thoothukudi, India. His fields of specialization are Marine Biology and Fisheries Environment. Presently he is serving as a resource person for various universities in India. He has also served as an expert for the Environment Management Capacity Building, a World Bank-aided project of the Department of Ocean Development, India. He was a member of the American Fisheries Society, the World Aquaculture Society, the Global Fisheries Ecosystem Management Network (GFEMN), and the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Commission on Ecosystem Management, Switzerland. To his credit, Dr. Santhanam has 18 books on fisheries science/marine biology as well as 70 research papers.




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