The Resource "Conus" of the Southeastern United States and Caribbean, Alan J. Kohn

"Conus" of the Southeastern United States and Caribbean, Alan J. Kohn

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"Conus" of the Southeastern United States and Caribbean
Title
"Conus" of the Southeastern United States and Caribbean
Statement of responsibility
Alan J. Kohn
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Conus is the largest genus of animals in the sea, occurring throughout the world’s tropical and subtropical oceans and contributing significantly to marine biodiversity. The shells of these marine mollusks are prized for their amazing variety and extraordinary beauty. The neurotoxic venoms they produce—injected by a hollow, harpoon-like tooth into prey animals that are then paralyzed and swallowed whole—have a range of pharmaceutical applications, from painkillers to antidepressants. This beautifully illustrated book identifies 53 valid species of the southeastern United States and the Caribbean, a region that supports a diverse but taxonomically challenging group of Conus. Introductory chapters cover the evolution and phylogeny of the genus, and notes on methodology are provided. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, taxonomy, distribution, ecology, toxicology, life history, and evolutionary relationships. The book includes more than 2,100 photos of shells on 109 splendid color plates; more than 100 additional photos, many depicting live animals in color; and 35 color distribution maps. Identifies 53 valid species—the first reassessment of western Atlantic Conus in more than seventy years. Blends the traditional shell-character approach to identification with cutting-edge shell and radular tooth morphometrics and molecular genetic analyses
Biographical or historical data
Alan J. Kohn is professor emeritus of biology at the University of Washington. His books include "Manual of the Living Conidae: Indo-Pacific Region" and "Life History and Biogeography: Patterns in "Conus.
Cataloging source
IN-ChSCO
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Kohn, Alan J
Government publication
other
LC call number
  • QL430.5.C75
  • QL430.5.C75
LC item number
  • K744 2014eb
  • .K744 2014eb
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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De Gruyter
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  • Conus
  • Conus
  • Electronic books
  • Biology
  • Conus
  • Conus
  • Conus
  • Natural Sciences
  • Science
  • Zoology
  • Nature
  • Tiere (Zoologie)
Target audience
specialized
Label
"Conus" of the Southeastern United States and Caribbean, Alan J. Kohn
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Publication
Copyright
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3. This Book and How to Use it
  • 4. Behind the Scenes: Technical Aids to the Species Accounts
  • Conus granulatus Linnaeus- Conus pseudaurantius Vink and von Cosel
  • Conus aurantius Hwass in Bruguière- Nomina dubia
  • 6. Synthesis and Conclusions
  • Appendix 1. Molecular Phylogeny of Conus
  • Appendix 2. Morphology-Based Phylogeny of Conus
  • General Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index of Species-group Names
  • Frontmatter
  • General Index
  • Epilogue
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Abbreviations Used in the Text
  • 1. Setting the Stage: Approaches
  • 2. Setting the Stage: The Geological Theater and the Evolutionary Play
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource(480 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400853014
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400853014
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)447342
  • (OCoLC)882105011
  • (OCoLC)979759045
  • (DE-B1597)9781400853014
Label
"Conus" of the Southeastern United States and Caribbean, Alan J. Kohn
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3. This Book and How to Use it
  • 4. Behind the Scenes: Technical Aids to the Species Accounts
  • Conus granulatus Linnaeus- Conus pseudaurantius Vink and von Cosel
  • Conus aurantius Hwass in Bruguière- Nomina dubia
  • 6. Synthesis and Conclusions
  • Appendix 1. Molecular Phylogeny of Conus
  • Appendix 2. Morphology-Based Phylogeny of Conus
  • General Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index of Species-group Names
  • Frontmatter
  • General Index
  • Epilogue
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Abbreviations Used in the Text
  • 1. Setting the Stage: Approaches
  • 2. Setting the Stage: The Geological Theater and the Evolutionary Play
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource(480 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400853014
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400853014
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)447342
  • (OCoLC)882105011
  • (OCoLC)979759045
  • (DE-B1597)9781400853014

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