CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction; 2. First Appearance; 3. Metazoan Ancestory; 4. General form; 5. Mating; 6. Breeding; 7. Musculature; 8. Mesenteries in Anthozoa; 9. Stinging cells; 10. Sensation; 11. Polymorphism; 12. Coral, Reefs and Attols; 13. Fossils; 14. Degradation of reefs.
The present title "Biology of Coelenterata" is a compilation work and embodies a fairly comprehensive treatment of the fundamental facts and aspects of morphology, anatomy, and psychology of various types of coelenterates. It is an indispensable text meeting complete requirement of undergraduate and postgraduate students of Biology. The purpose of this book is to provide students an authoritative and uptodate text in a very simple way, easy to grasp by those who do not have strong background of this subject. Much emphasis has been given on the anatomical studies of selected coelenterates. Ecological aspects have also been dealt with in sufficient details.