Parasitic Crustacea

State of Knowledge and Future Trends

  • Nico J. Smit
  • Niel L. Bruce
  • Kerry A. Hadfield

Part of the Zoological Monographs book series (ZM, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Nico J. Smit, Niel L. Bruce, Kerry A. Hadfield
    Pages 1-6
  3. Kerry A. Hadfield
    Pages 7-71
  4. Geoffrey Boxshall, Polly Hayes
    Pages 73-134
  5. Jo G. Van As, Liesl L. Van As
    Pages 135-178
  6. Ernest H. Williams Jr, Lucy Bunkley-Williams
    Pages 179-266
  7. Stewart C. Johnson, Zbigniew Kabata, Barbara F. Nowak
    Pages 267-329
  8. Kerry A. Hadfield, Nico J. Smit
    Pages 331-342
  9. Jens T. Høeg, David John Rees, Pamela C. Jensen, Henrik Glenner
    Pages 387-419
  10. Paul C. Sikkel, Rachel L. Welicky
    Pages 421-477
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 479-481

About this book


This book offers the first comprehensive review of parasitic Crustacea, which are among the most successful and diverse parasites. Starting with an introductory chapter, followed by an historic overview and topic-specific chapters, each presenting a different aspect of parasitic crustacean biology, it enables readers to gain a better understanding of how these parasites function and allows direct comparisons between the different parasitic crustacean groups. The authors also discuss, in depth, the adaptations and interactions that have made parasitic Crustacea as successful as they are today, covering topics ranging from the history of their discovery, their biodiversity, phylogeny, evolution and life strategies to their role as vectors, or hosts of other organisms, and their significance in ecological processes. Consisting of ten chapters from leading international experts in the field, this volume offers a one-stop resource for all researchers, lecturers, students and practitioners.


Copepoda, Branchiura Crustacea Isopoda, Amphipoda Marine Parasitology Parasitology Rhizocephala, Cirripedia

Editors and affiliations

  • Nico J. Smit
    • 1
  • Niel L. Bruce
    • 2
  • Kerry A. Hadfield
    • 3
  1. 1.North-West University, and Unit for Environmental Sciences and Management PotchefstroomSouth Africa
  2. 2.Biodiversity & Geosciences Program, Queensland Museum, South Brisbane BC, Queensland 4101, Australia, and Water Research Group, Unit for Environmental Sciences and Management, North-West UniversityPotchefstroomSouth Africa
  3. 3.Water Research Group, Unit for Environmental Sciences and ManagementNorth-West UniversityPotchefstroomSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-17383-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-17385-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2523-3904
  • Series Online ISSN 2523-3912
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