The Echinoderms Synopsis provides a concise account of the diversity, habitats, distribution and lifestyles of 94 species of echinoderms recorded from British waters.
Accurate identification keys, focusing on distinctly recognisable external features, will aid identification of the 3 species of feather stars, 21 starfish, 17 sea urchins, 20 brittle stars and 33 sea cucumbers featured.
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. The editors aim to keep them as user friendly as possible. 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.