This reference work has been designed to allow users to rapidly and accurately identify or describe particular species. It presents full descriptions of the major anatomical features of different invertebrate groups, as well as definitions of the terms used to describe significant variations of these features. Covering 77 living invertebrate taxa, mainly on a phylum or class level, this glossary contains more than 10,000 entries, with 1100 figures compiled in 79 full-page illustrations.
"...a must not only for teachers in biology, but also for researchers in related fields like paleontology and ecology..." (Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol. 42, No. 9, 2001)