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Reproductive Biology: The Natural History of the Crustacea, Volume 6

Rickey Cothran and Martin Thiel


This is the sixth volume of a ten-volume series on The Natural History of the Crustacea. The volume synthesizes in nineteen chapters our current understanding of diverse topics in crustacean reproductive biology. The first part of the volume address allocation strategies to reproduction, gamete production, brooding behavior and other components of parental care in crustaceans. The second part of the volume centers on sexual systems in crustaceans. The third section of the volume covers crustacean mating systems and sexual selection. The volume ends with three chapters covering diverse topics i ... More

Keywords: Reproductive biology, larval development, reproductive success, mate guarding, sperm competence, reproductive success, parthenogenesis, parental care, mating systems, reproductive rhytms

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190688554
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190688554.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rickey Cothran, editor
Professor of Biological Sciences, Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Martin Thiel, editor
Professor of Marine Biology, Universidad Catolica del Norte (UCN) in Coquimbo, Chile

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1 Allocation of Reproductive Efforts

Jared M. Goos and Punidan D. Jeyasingh

3 Fertilization Success in Crustaceans from the Male Perspective: Sperm Ultrastructure and Sperm Economy

Mika M. J. Tan, Christopher Tudge, Miguel A. Penna-Díaz, and Martin Thiel

8 Hermaphroditism and Gonochorism

Chiara Benvenuto and Stephen C. Weeks

9 Parthenogenesis

David J. Innes and France Dufresne

10 Overview of the Mating Systems of Crustacea

Alexandre V. Palaoro and Jan Beermann

12 Multiple Matings and Sperm Competition

Carola Becker and Raymond T. Bauer

13 Detecting Cryptic Female Choice in Decapod Crustaceans

Colin L. McLay and Stefan Dennenmoser

15 Alternative Reproductive Tactics

Shawn Garner and Bryan Neff

16 Cryptic Diversity and Sexual Selection

Matthias Galipaud, Loïc Bollache, and Clément Lagrue

17 Rhythms and Reproduction

Stefan Dennenmoser, John H. Christy, and Martin Thiel

19 Crustacean Reproductive Records

Günter Vogt, Rickey D. Cothran, Mika M. J. Tan, and Martin Thiel

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