CONTENTS:- 1. Annelida : characters and classification; 2. Neanthes (Nereis); 3. Pheretima posthuma; 4. Hirudinaria granulosa; 5. Comparative Annelida; 6. Archiannelida; 7. Segmentation in Annelida; 8. Coelom in Annelida; 9. Feeding in Polychaetes; 10. Light emission in Polychaeta; 11. Excretion in Annelida; 12. Asexual reproduction in Polychaeta; 13. Larval forms in Annelida; 14. Parasitic Annelids; 15. Aberrant Annelida.
An Introduction to Annelida is the second revised and enlarged edition of the book. It has been designed to approach the morphology, anatomy, physiology and development of selected type in a simple and lucid style. The approach to the discussion of all the types is very simple so as to impact to the students a clear and vivid understanding. According to the scheme of treatment the important animal types of the phylum have been dealt with first, and efforts have been made to present their elaborate and uptodate account. General characters and classification and brief description of other important types of the phylum have also been dealt with complete, authentic and uptodate account. Further separate chapters on topics of significance and general interest pertaining to the phylum have also been added to make the treatment more elaborate.