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Freshwater Snails Of Africa And Their Medical Importance - David S. Brown

Freshwater Snails Of Africa And Their Medical Importance

Hardcover Published: 1st May 1994
ISBN: 9780748400263
Number Of Pages: 608

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The first half of this book is primarily a systematic survey of the snails, beginning with glossaries, keys for identification to genera and a checklist of species. This is followed by a synopsis of species, with brief notes on ecology, distribution and parasites. Relationships are then described between snails and schistosomes and with other parasites. The book goes on to consider the factors affecting snail populations and possible methods for population control.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Changes in place names and journal titles
Introductionp. 1
Systematic synopsis: introduction, glossary, identification keys, checklistp. 6
Systematic synopsis: Prosobranchsp. 36
Neritidaep. 36
Hydrocenidaep. 45
Viviparidaep. 46
Ampullariidae (Pilidae)p. 53
Valvatidaep. 68
Littorinidaep. 69
Hydrobiidaep. 69
Hydrobiinae
Cochliopinae
Pomatiopsidaep. 76
Bithyniidaep. 81
Assimineidaep. 94
Thiaridaep. 100
Melanopsidaep. 142
Systematic synopsis: Pulmonatesp. 152
Ellobiidaep. 152
Acroloxidaep. 155
Lymnaeidaep. 156
Ancylidaep. 160
Planorbidaep. 175
Planorbinaep. 175
Bulininaep. 206
Physidaep. 247
Snails and schistosomesp. 303
Other snail-transmitted parasitic infectionsp. 338
The biology of Bulinusp. 352
Snail controlp. 390
Local snail faunasp. 420
Chemical and physical factorsp. 444
Life cycles and populationsp. 473
Regions, lakes and rivers: biogeographyp. 502
Appendix. Selected bibliography: identification and distributionp. 561
Index to snail namesp. 567
Index to other organism namesp. 581
Subject Indexp. 583
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ISBN: 9780748400263
ISBN-10: 0748400265
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 1st May 1994
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 1.17
Edition Number: 2