Commensal and parasitic copepods

The Commensal and parasitic copepods associated with marine invertebrates Synopsis covers species known to live parasitically or commensally with marine invertebrates. The volume includes keys, species descriptions and a list of host animals together with the names of the copepods known to be associated with them. To aid ease of use the illustrations have been placed next to the relevant text in this revision.

Since the First Edition of this Synopsis in 1993 significantly more information has become available about commensal and parasitic copepods associated with British and west European marine invertebrates. A number of new species, genera and even families have been described.

These have been included in the Second Edition and, to make the book more user friendly, illustrations have been placed by the relevant text. This is still the only pocket book covering all these animals.

Synopses of the British Fauna is a series of identification guides. Each volume in the series provides a detailed account of a group of animals. They bridge the gap between standard field guides and the more specialised monograph or treatise. Since 1993 the the Field Studies Council has published these guides on behalf of the Linnean Society.

These volumes are suitable for the lab or field. Technical terminology is kept to a minimum and a glossary of terms provided. However the complexity of the subject matter makes the books more suitable for the more experienced practitioner.