Edible Sea Urchins: Biology and Ecology

Other | December 1, 2006

byLawrence, John M., John M. Lawrence

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Sea urchins are a major component of the world ocean. They are important ecologically and often greatly affect marine communities. They have an excellent fossil record and consequently are of interest to paleontologists. Research has increased in recent years stimulated first by a recognition of their ecological importance and then because of their economic importance. Scientists around the world are actively investigating their potential for aquaculture.

This book is designed to provide a broad understanding of the biology and ecology of sea urchins. Synthetic chapters consider biology of sea urchins as a whole to give a broad view. The topics of these chapters include reproduction, metabolism, endocrinology, larval ecology, growth, digestion, carotenoids, disease and nutrition. Subsequent chapters consider the ecology of individual species that are of major importance ecologically and economically. These include species from Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Europe, North America, South America and Africa.

* First comprehensive book devoted to the biology and ecology of sea urchins
* NEW chapter on Nutrition of Sea Urchins and Ecology of Diadema
* Brand NEW illustrations
* Hot NEW topic: Immunology of the Sea Urchin
* Chapters written by internationally recognized experts
* Each chapter revised and updated from the first edition
* Biological chapters include reproduction, endocrinology, carotenoids and disease
* Ecological chapters include species of major economic interest for fisheries and aquaculture

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Sea urchins are a major component of the world ocean. They are important ecologically and often greatly affect marine communities. They have an excellent fossil record and consequently are of interest to paleontologists. Research has increased in recent years stimulated first by a recognition of their ecological importance and then bec...

Format:OtherDimensions:380 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:December 1, 2006Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080465587

ISBN - 13:9780080465586

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The edible sea urchins
Chapter 2. Gametogenesis and reproduction of sea urchins
Chapter 3. Biochemical and energy requirements of gonad development
Chapter 4. Reproductive endocrinology of sea urchins
Chapter 5. Echinoid larval ecology
Chapter 6. Growth and survival of post-settlement sea urchins
Chapter 7. Feeding, digestion and digestibility
Chapter 8. Carotenoids in sea urchins
Chapter 9. Disease in sea urchins
Chapter 10. Ecology ofCentrostephanus
Chapter 11. Ecology ofDiadema
Chapter 12. Ecology ofLoxechinus albus
Chapter 13. Ecology ofParacentrotus lividus
Chapter 14. Ecology ofPsammechinus miliaris
Chapter 15. Ecology ofEchinometra
Chapter 16. Ecology ofEvechinus chloroticus
Chapter 17. Ecology ofHeliocidaris erythrogramma
Chapter 18. Ecology ofStrongylocentrotus droebachiensis
Chapter 19. Ecology ofStrongylocentrotus franciscanus and Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
Chapter 20. Ecology ofStrongylocentrotus intermedius
Chapter 21. Ecology ofStrongylocentrotus nudus
Chapter 22. Ecology ofHemicentrotus pulcherrimus, Pseudocentrotous depressus,andAnthocidaris crassispina
Chapter 23. Ecology ofLytechinus
Chapter 24. Ecology ofTripneustes
Chapter 25. Sea-urchin roe cuisine