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Nudibranch & Sea Slug Identification - Indo-Pacific 2nd Ed.

Nudibranch Identification - Indo Pacific 2nd EditionNudibranch and Sea Slug Identification
Indo-Pacific 2nd Edition
by Terrence Gosliner, Ángel Valdés
and David Behrens

In 2015 three leading scientific experts on nudibranchs and sea slugs collaborated to produce a comprehensive guide for divers and scientists to the Indo-Pacific region. After only three years, Nudibranch and Sea Slug Identification – Indo-Pacific has sold out and become outdated due to the discovery of new species and numerous changes to the taxonomy of these organisms.

Now in a 2nd Edition-- updated and reorganized, including 185 new species. Also includes additional photographs of species, an
identification key, and an
up-to-date classification.

The Indo-Pacific represents the largest expanse of tropical ocean in the world, stretching from the Indian Ocean coast of southern Africa and the Red Sea to the central Pacific of the Hawaiian Islands, Easter Island and the Marquesas. This region supports the most diverse marine fauna of any place in the world for most groups of marine organisms. The nudibranchs and sea slugs are no exception to this rule; there are about 3,000 described species of these organisms in the world and at least 40% of these have been found exclusively in the Indo-Pacific tropics. This book illustrates 2,138 Indo-Pacific nudibranchs and sea slugs, including many undescribed species.

Terrence Gosliner is senior curator at the Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Geology of the California Academy of Sciences. Terry has devoted his 50-year research career to the scientific study of opisthobranchs and has published many papers and several books. Ángel Valdés is a Professor of Biology at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and Research Associate at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the California Academy of Sciences. Ángel’s research career focuses on the study of the biodiversity, phylogeny andbiogeography of nudibranchs and other sea slugs and has published more than 140 scientific papers on these topics as well as several field guides. David Behrens is a Lecturer of Physiology,Marine Biology and Oceanography at Central Washington University and Research Associate at the California Academy of Sciences. Dave has a prolific career as an opisthobranch researcher and he is best known as the author of field guides and other books on opisthobranchs.

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