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Land Snails and Slugs of the Pacific Northwest

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ISBN-10: 0870716859

ISBN-13: 9780870716850

Edition: N/A

Authors: Thomas E. Burke, William P. Leonard

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The second largest phylum in the animal kingdom, terrestrial mollusks are of vital importance to the earth? ecology. This richly illustrated and comprehensive guide?o land snails and slugs of the Pacific Northwest is a vital reference for nature enthusiasts and biologists. With information on the diversity, habitat requirements, range of shapes, sizes, and characteristics of the PNW mollusk fauna, Land Snails and Slugs of the Pacific Northwestincludes identification keys, species accounts, range maps, and photographs of more than one hundred and fifty species.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Publisher: Oregon State University Press
Publication date: 4/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Mollusk Diversity
The Importance of Understanding and Identifying Mollusks
Threatened Species Conservation
Ecological Balance Mollusks as Alternate Hosts for Parasites
Mollusk Ecology (Habitat) Reproduction
Dispersal
Distribution and Endemism Environmental Hazards and Mortality
Predation Defenses Collecting, Preparing, and Preserving
How to Use This Book Nomenclature of Shell Characteristics
Land Snails and Slugs of the Pacific Northwest
Taxonomic List
Keys to the Families and Genera
Species Accounts
Land Snails
Littorinidae
Assimineidae
Pomatiopsidae
Ellobiidae
Carychiidae
Succineidae
Cionellidae (Cochlicopidae)
Pupillidae
Vertiginidae
Valloniidae
Subulinidae
Haplotrematidae
Megomphicidae
Helicidae
Hygromiidae
Helminthoglyptidae
Bradybaenidae
Polygyridae
Thysanophoridae
Oreohelicidae
Punctidae
Charopidae
Discidae
Helicodiscidae
Euconulidae
Gastrodontidae
Oxichilidae
Pristilomatidae
Slugs
Vitrinidae
Boettgerillidae
Limacidae
Agriolimacidae
Milacidae
Testacellidae
Arionidae
Anadenidae
Ariolimacidae
Binneyidae
Glossary
References and Literature Cited
Index