Global Diversity And Ecological Function Of Parasites Of Euphausiids by Jaime Gómez-gutiGlobal Diversity And Ecological Function Of Parasites Of Euphausiids by Jaime Gómez-guti

Global Diversity And Ecological Function Of Parasites Of Euphausiids

byJaime Gómez-guti, So Kawaguchi, José Ra Morales-ávila

Paperback | May 12, 2018

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This volume critically reviews all previously published work of parasites that interact with krill (order Euphausiacea) updating misconceptions and summarizing the diversity of epibionts, ectoparasites, mesoparasites and endoparasites that interact with these crustaceans. As far as we know, there is a lack of books about parasites of marine crustaceans not targeted to fisheries and aquaculture. Thus, this would be the most complete and integrative monograph of parasites of marine zooplankton and micro nektonic organisms worldwide. Krill form immense aggregations and serve as food for multiple planktonic and nektonic predators playing a crucial role in pelagic food web. Besides, several species are also used for human consumption. For these reasons there is a growing concern about the health issues that krill parasites may impose on other species, including us. This book provides a comprehensive review of parasites of a crustacean order that can extrapolate to potential parasites in other crustacean taxa worldwide. 

Jaime Gómez-Gutiérrez is a marine biologist interested to study secondary productivity, biomass, behavior, ecology, parasite-host and predator-prey interactions of animals in the epipelagic marine ecosystem.  He has a major on Marine Biology from the University of Baja California Sur, Mexico (1985-1989), a MSc degree from the Interdisc...
Title:Global Diversity And Ecological Function Of Parasites Of EuphausiidsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pagesPublished:May 12, 2018Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319822543

ISBN - 13:9783319822549


Table of Contents

Introduction.- The euphausiid-parasite interaction is multi-specific and highly complex.- Social behaviour, parasite life cycles and transmission rates.- Biodiversity and size proportion of euphausiid vs. parasites.- Viruses.- Bacteria.- Fungi.- Protista.- Animalia.- Infection mechanisms.- Unknown parasites and diseases of krill.- Ecological consequences of epibionts in the marine ecosystem and web foods.- Invertebrates as intermediate hosts of endoparasites.- Conclusion.- Acknowledgements.- References.