Functional morphology and diversity
Crustaceans are increasingly used as model organisms in all fields of biology, including neurobiology, developmental biology, animal physiology, evolutionary ecology, biogeography, and resource management. One reason for the increasing use of crustacean examples is the wide range of phenotypes found in this group and the diversity of environments they inhabit; few other taxa exhibit such a variety of body shapes and adaptations to particular habitats and environmental conditions. A good overview of their functional morphology is essential to understanding many aspects of their biology.
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Crustacea, Functional morphology
Watling, Les Editor and Thiel, Martin Editor, "Functional morphology and diversity" (2013). Faculty and Staff Monograph Publications. 9.