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Cover for Reptilian predators of terrestrial gastropods.

This chapter presents information on the predation on molluscs, with emphasis on gastropods, by members of the Class Reptilia, with sections devoted to the orders Testudines (turtles), Crocodylia (alligators and crocodiles) and Squamata (with suborders Serpentes (snakes) and Sauria (lizards)). A...

Author(s)
Laporta-Ferreira, I. L.; Salomão, M. da G.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993195)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ciliophoran (Ciliophora) parasites of terrestrial gastropods.

This article lists all the known ciliophoran parasites of terrestrial gastropods. These parasites belong to 2 classes: Colpodea and Oligohymenophorea. Only one genus is under the class Colpodea, the Colpoda, while all the other genera are under the class Oligohymenophorea. The host and geographical ...

Author(s)
As, J. G. van; Basson, L.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993195)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Achatina fulica</i> Bowdich and other Achatinidae as pests in tropical agriculture.

The distribution of A. fulica and other Achatinidae pests across Africa and other countries; their biology (including aestivation, sexual behaviour, oviposition, life history and feeding preferences); economic importance as pests of horticultural and field crops; and control (physical, chemical and ...

Author(s)
Raut, S. K.; Barker, G. M.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993201)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Avian and mammalian predators of terrestrial gastropods.

This chapter provides an introduction to the sparsely dispersed data on those species of birds (Aves) and mammals (Mammalia) that eat terrestrial gastropods, concentrating on why, how, when and where they do it, and whether they affect the population dynamics of their molluscan prey. Although there ...

Author(s)
Allen, J. A.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993195)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mites (Acari) parasitic and predaceous on terrestrial gastropods.

This chapter presents a synopsis of the mites associated with terrestrial gastropods. It provides a description of Fuscuropoda marginata of the Urodinychidae family, suborder Uropodina and order Mesostigmata. It discusses the biology and systematics of the Ereynetidae family of the order...

Author(s)
Fain, A.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993195)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Apple snails (Ampullariidae) as agricultural pests: their biology, impacts and management.

This chapter reviews the taxonomy; habitat; morphology; mating, oviposition and fecundity; population dynamics and abundance; feeding behaviour; respiration; aestivation; temperature and salt tolerance; dispersal; distribution across South East Asia and other countries as a food item, aquarium...

Author(s)
Cowie, R. H.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993201)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Planorbidae and Lymnaeidae as pests of rice, with particular reference to <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Isidorella newcombi</i> (Adams &amp; Angus).

The extent of damage on rice in New South Wales caused by I. newcombi and Glyptophysa sp., and the chemical control of these species; cultural control of I. newcombi; and the chemical and cultural control of Planorbidae and Lymnaeidae species, as secondary pests of rice and associated Azolla sp.,...

Author(s)
Stevens, M. M.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993201)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Helicidae as pests in Australian and South African grapevines.

Viticulture in Australia and South Africa is described. The geographical distribution, dispersal and phenology of Cantareus aspersus and Theba pisana, the major gastropod species infesting grape-producing regions in Australia and South Africa, are briefly discussed. The control of these pests by...

Author(s)
Sanderson, G.; Sirgel, W.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993201)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nematodes (Nematoda) parasitic in terrestrial gastropods.

Notes on the evolution, systematics and diversity of Rhabditidae, Alloionematidae, Angiostomatidae, Cosmocercidae, Alaninematidae, Agfidae, Diplogasteridae and Mermithidae are presented. The nematode pest, host, site of infection in the host and geographic range of the parasite are tabulated. The...

Author(s)
Morand, S.; Wilson, M. J.; Glen, D. M.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993195)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Vaginulidae in Central America, with emphasis on the bean slug <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Sarasinula plebeia</i> (Fischer).

The history of vaginulid (slugs belonging to the Vaginulidae) infestation in Central America; morphology of Belocaulus angustipes, Diplosolenodes occidentalis, Leidyula moreleti and Sarasinula plebeia (four of the major species of vaginulids in Central America); importance of S. plebeia as a major...

Author(s)
Rueda, A.; Caballero, R.; Kaminsky, R.; Andrews, K. L.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993201)
Type
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