Unfortunately, there's no one book I know of that covers all of that. There are a few books that attempt to catalog cephs for identification. One of the most popular is Mark Norman's Cephalopods: A World Guide which has great color pictures, but is sometimes vague on the details. A lot of academics seem to favor Cephalopods of the World by Kir Nesis (translated from Russian) but it's primarily a catalog for identification based on counting numbers of suckers on tentacle clubs or the details of the funnel locking aparatus, so it's not so useful unless you need to ID dead animals you can dissect... it's also quite expensive. Another catalog that has the advantage of being free is the downloadable FAO species catalog. The revised volume 1 is here: http://www.fao.org/docrep/009/a0150e/a0150e00.htm and the older version with all 3 volumes pre-revision is here: http://www.fao.org/docrep/009/ac479e/ac479e00.htmbobby a.;102703 said:does anyone know of and where i can get any good books on cephalopods in general. something about the history, species id, ect.??
That book does look really cool. I dunno that I would spend $300 on it, but if I had some extra money (and could convince myself not to buy something to go in my tank with or equipment ^^) I would get a copy.dwhatley;102730 said:I'll bet this book whos link doen't work for me is this book:
That I was about to mention - there is a used copy at $300
I tried the preorder option at Amazon for the Wells book but I don't think I will be a new owner, after I placed my request I saw that the estimated used price was about the same.
That one (Nixon & Young) is great, and I did pay the $300 for it, but it's also worth noting that most of it is about very hardcore neuroanatomy, so a lot of the cost is in reproducing detailed histology slices through cephalopod brains. If you want to see slides of the layers in the vampyroteuthis optic lobes, it's great, but it's about 80% neuroanatomy details, and the rest is mostly comparative morphology of various other sorts.shipposhack;102733 said:That book does look really cool. I dunno that I would spend $300 on it, but if I had some extra money (and could convince myself not to buy something to go in my tank with or equipment ^^) I would get a copy.