Die Tierwelt der Nord- und Ostsee

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    THE present section containing the Phyllopoda and the Isopoda is a most useful addition to this series of short monographs on the various groups in the fauna of the North Sea and Baltic. There are few Cladocera in the area covered. Podon and Evadne are the only truly marine genera, Bosmina coregoni maritima being a variety of a freshwater species which is capable of living in the low salinity of the Baltic. The general account of these is full and well illustrated. The remainder of the section, and by far the greater portion, is taken up with the Isopoda, divided into Isopoda genuina and Anisopoda. Here we have abundant material in both divisions. In the first part, after very brief notes on anatomy and biology, with a table of distribution of all the species to be found in the Baltic and North Sea (81 in all), the account is a systematic one. This is extremely useful, for, with the exception of Sars' “Isopoda” in “An Account of the Crustacea of Norway”, there is no work which describes and figures all the species in detail. Nearly all the illustrations are actually taken from Sars' own figures and are excellent. Parasitic species, of which there are many, are also included. The section on Anisopoda is on the same lines and equally well illustrated.

    Die Tierwelt der Nord- und Ostsee.

    Begründet von G. Grimpe und E. Wagler. Herausgegeben von G. Grimpe. Lieferung 18. Teil 10a: Phyllopoda, von Walther Rammner; Teil 10e2: Isopoda genuina, von H. F. Nierstrasz and J. H. Schuurmans Stekhoven, Jr.; Teil 10e3: Anisopoda, von H. F. Nierstrasz and J. H. Schuurmans Stekhoven, Jr.; Teil 10e4: Isopoda, Nachträge und Berichtigungen; Inhaltsübersicht. Pp. 32 + 77 + 34 + 5. (Leipzig: Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft m.b.H., 1930.) 13.50 gold marks.

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    Die Tierwelt der Nord- und Ostsee . Nature 129, 154 (1932) doi:10.1038/129154a0

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