Guide to Freshwater Invertebrates

This is a key based identification guide to the invertebrates that live in our rivers, streams, lakes, ponds and wetlands. This guide provides an introduction to their great diversity and the means to identify the many different types, from flatworms to beetles. A series of easy-to-follow keys, along with notes on ecology and distribution, allow identification of the more commonly encountered freshwater invertebrates occuring in Britain and Ireland, while 460 line drawings illustrate whole animals and the features of importance in distinguishing different groups. Identification is typically to family level, and beyond where this is straightforward to do so, with a bibliography of other keys and guides for those who want to pursue identification further.
 With introductory notes on the classification of animals and the collection and preservation of specimens, as well as a detailed glossary, this guide is aimed at anyone interested in identifying freshwater invertebrate animals, from established naturalists and biologists to those new to the field. Written by staff from the Freshwater Biological Association, it is intended as a tribute to T.T. Macan, one of the 'founding fathers' of freshwater biology.
Michael Dobson, Simon Pawley, Melanie Fletcher, Anne Powell
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FBA Aquatic