Crabs, Hermit Crabs and Allies

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By Gary C. B. Poore
RRP $24.95
Published by Museum Victoria
Paperback, colour illustrations, 68pp

An essential book and series for anyone interested in Australia’s marine life with detailed information and stunning colour illustrations.

This guide aims to familiarise amateur naturalists, beachcombers, divers and others who have an interest in crabs, hermit crabs and their close relatives: what they do, how they behave, their environment, ecology and diversity.

Species descriptions are accompanied by colour photographs, line drawings and illustrations for easy recognition. Maps, further references, a glossary, and scientific and common name indexes are also included.

Museum Victoria field guide series

Crabs, Hermit Crabs and Allies is the second in a series of Museum Victoria field guides to marine life. Each guide in the series features common animals and covers a different group of marine life. Many of the species can be found in shallow waters, on shores and reefs on the coastline of Australia and beyond.

Dr Gary Poore is Principal Curator of Marine Biology at Museum Victoria, Melbourne. His exploration of marine environment has taken him diving in Victoria, the tropics and in the subantarctic. He has also participated in expeditions on ships around Australia’s coast and in the Antarctic. Dr Poore has published numerous articles on crustacean systematics, marine biodiversity and community structure of estuarine, shallow water and slope benthos. His most recent book is Marine Decapod Crustacea of Southen Australia: A Guide to Identification.