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ERIC Number: ED151154
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Marine Flora and Fauna of the Northeastern United States. Echinodermata: Holothuroidea.
Pawson, David L.
This report is part of a subseries entitled "Marine Flora and Fauna of the Northeastern United States" which is designed for use by biology students, biologists, biological oceanographers and informed laymen. Contents of this report include: (1) Introduction; (2) Morphology; (3) Systematic Characters; (4) Examination Procedures; (5) Glossary; (6) Key to the Holothurians of the Northeastern United States Inshore and Shelf Waters; (7) Annotated Systematic List; (8) Selected Bibliography; (9) Systematic Index; and (10) Editor's Comments. The holothurian fauna (sea cucumbers) of the east coast of the U.S. from southern New Jersey to Nova Scotia, to depths of 200 m, comprise 21 species in 17 genera and 8 families. An introduction to their biology, their identification and classification are discussed. (MR)
Descriptors: Biology, Classification, College Science, Higher Education, Marine Biology, Oceanography, Science Education, Scientific Research, Zoology
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 003-017-0040-4, $1.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC), Rockville, MD. National Marine Fisheries Service.