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Octopus, squid and cuttlefish: a visual, scientific guide to the oceans' most advanced invertebrates / Roger Hanlon, Mike Vecchione, Louise Allcock

Por: Hanlon, Roger T [autor].
Vecchione, Michael [autor] | Allcock, Louise [autor].
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 Libro impreso(a) Editor: Chicago, Illinois, United States: University of Chicago Press, c2018Descripción: 224 páginas : fotografías, ilustraciones ; 25 centímetros.ISBN: 022645956X; 9780226459561.Tema(s): Cephalopoda | Pulpos | Calamares | Sepiidae | InvertebradosClasificación: 594.5 / H35 Número de sistema: 59834Contenidos:Mostrar Resumen:
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Largely shell-less relatives of clams and snails, the marine mollusks in the class Cephalopoda--Greek for "head-foot"--are colorful creatures of many-armed dexterity, often inky self-defense, and highly evolved cognition. They are capable of learning, of retaining information--and of rapid decision-making to avoid predators and find prey. They have eyes and senses rivaling those of vertebrates like birds and fishes, they morph texture and body shape, and they change color faster than a chameleon. In short, they captivate us. From the long-armed mimic octopus--able to imitate the appearance of swimming flounders and soles--to the aptly named flamboyant cuttlefish, whose undulating waves of color rival the graphic displays of any LCD screen, there are more than seven hundred species of cephalopod. Featuring a selection of species profiles, Octopus, Squid, and Cuttlefish reveals the evolution, anatomy, life history, behaviors, and relationships of these spellbinding animals. Their existence proves that intelligence can develop in very different ways: not only are cephalopods unusually large-brained invertebrates, they also carry two-thirds of their neurons in their arms. A treasure trove of scientific fact and visual explanation, this worldwide illustrated guide to cephalopods offers a comprehensive review of these fascinating and mysterious underwater invertebrates--from the lone hunting of the octopus, to the social squid, and the prismatic skin signaling of the cuttlefish.

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Introduction.. Chapter One.. Cephalopod Anatomy.. Advanced Invertebrates.. Inside the Cephalopod.. Emperor Nautilus.. Giant Pacific Octopod.. Pharaoh Cuttlefish.. Bigfin Squid.. Japanese Flying Squid.. Rough Glass Squid.. Chapter Two.. Phylogeny & Evolution.. 500 Million Years of Evolution.. Nautilus-Living Fossil?.. Evolution of Coleoids.. The Buoyancy Conundrum.. Octopodiformes.. Decapodiformes.. Cephalopods & Fishes: Convergent Evolution.. On Dwarfs & Giants.. Evolution & Climate Change.. Fuzzy Nautilus.. Common Blanket Octopus.. Vampire.. Two-toned Pygmy Idiosepiid.. Caribbean Reef Octopus.. Flamboyant Cuttlefish.. Analogous Bobtail Squid.. Opalescent Inshore Squid.. Eye-flash Squid.. Chapter Three.. Peculiar Lifestyles.. Reproduction.. Development.. Age & Growth.. Locomotion.. Cephalopods of Various Biomes.. Migration.. Humboldt Squid.. Greater Argonaut.. Striped Pyjama Squid.. Thumbstall Squid.. Agassiz's Whiplash Squid.. Pacific Warty Octopod.. Balloon Dumbo Octopod.. Chapter Four.. Behavior, Cognition & Intelligence.. Decision Making.. Rapid Adaptive Coloration.. Nature's Best Camouflage.. When Camouflage Fails.. Super Fights for Mates.. Sneaky Males & Sneakier Females.. Evaluating Intelligence in Such Bizarre Animals.. Common Octopus.. Day Octopus.. Mimic Octopus.. Common European Cuttlefish.. Giant Australian Cuttlefish.. Broadclub Cuttlefish.. Long-finned Inshore Squid.. Caribbean Reef Squid.. Chapter Five.. Cephalopods & Humans.. World Fisheries & Human Consumption.. A Rich History of Biomedical & Biological Advances.. Bio-inspired Materials Science & Engineering.. Horned Octopod.. Lesser Two-spotted Octopod.. Southern Blue-ringed Octopus.. Hawaiian Bobtail.. Cape Hope Squid.. Veined Squid.. Jewel Squid.. Sparkling Enope Squid.. Glossary.. Resources.. Notes on Contributors.. Index.. Acknowledgments

Largely shell-less relatives of clams and snails, the marine mollusks in the class Cephalopoda--Greek for "head-foot"--are colorful creatures of many-armed dexterity, often inky self-defense, and highly evolved cognition. They are capable of learning, of retaining information--and of rapid decision-making to avoid predators and find prey. They have eyes and senses rivaling those of vertebrates like birds and fishes, they morph texture and body shape, and they change color faster than a chameleon. In short, they captivate us. From the long-armed mimic octopus--able to imitate the appearance of swimming flounders and soles--to the aptly named flamboyant cuttlefish, whose undulating waves of color rival the graphic displays of any LCD screen, there are more than seven hundred species of cephalopod. Featuring a selection of species profiles, Octopus, Squid, and Cuttlefish reveals the evolution, anatomy, life history, behaviors, and relationships of these spellbinding animals. Their existence proves that intelligence can develop in very different ways: not only are cephalopods unusually large-brained invertebrates, they also carry two-thirds of their neurons in their arms. A treasure trove of scientific fact and visual explanation, this worldwide illustrated guide to cephalopods offers a comprehensive review of these fascinating and mysterious underwater invertebrates--from the lone hunting of the octopus, to the social squid, and the prismatic skin signaling of the cuttlefish. eng

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