The second edition of the book is an elaborated and updated version of the title Invertebrate Zoology, which was published in the year 2012. In addition to the detailed description of representative genus of each of the major groups, the text provides latest developments in zoology and other related life science disciplines. This book, now with a different title in the second edition, gives an account of 36 phyla in comparison of 12 phyla explained in the first edition.
NEW TO THE SECOND EDITION
• Explains phyla such as Placozoa, Myxozoa, Nemertea, Gnathostomulida, Micrognathozoa, Cycliophora, Xenoturbellida, Acoelomorpha, Orthonectida, Rhombozoa, Gastrotricha, Kinorhyncha, Lorcifera, Priapulida, Nematoda, Nematomorpha, Acanthocephala, Entoprocta, Sipuncula, Echiura, Pentastomida, Onychophora, Tardigrada, Brachiopoda and Chaetognatha in the light of recent studies.
• Discusses contemporary accounts on adaptive morphology, anatomy and physiology, including diversity in the mode of locomotion, nutrition, respiration and reproduction in major groups.
• Emphasizes life cycle pattern of representative genus with well-illustrated diagrams.
• Provides Short- and Long-answer questions at the end of each chapter along with references.