A new book on crayfish is now up at the publisher’s website. Here is the publisher’s description, with my emphasis added:
- Provides an up-to-date reference work on commercially important crustaceans
- Covers conservation status and biology of all endangered species, taxonomy, and distribution of crayfishes worldwide
- Introduces a new model aquatic organism—a parthenogenetic freshwater crayfish
SummaryFor their great commercial importance as a human food delicacy, crayfish are now becoming of wider interest to molecular biologists, and also to conservationists due to the fact that in some countries many of the native crayfish species are under threat from human activity, disease, and competition from other introduced crayfish species. Helmed by three editors in Japan, Europe, and the US, this book invites contributions from experts around the globe, covering the conservation status and biology of all endangered species, taxonomy, and distribution of crayfishes worldwide
It is slated for publication 15 April 2015.