AMCS Bulletin 15
Adaptations to Cave Life
This is a complete publication of the author's 2003 PhD disseration, done at the University of Liverpool. It is a detailed study of shrimps and crayfish found in Cueva Gabriel and Cueva del Nacimiento del Río San Antonio and nearby surface species. Includes detailed descriptions of the species, including two new ones. Comparisons include morphological, physiological, behavioral, and reproductive traits.
Table of Contents
11 Introduction 13 Geological background, study sites, ecological environment 35 Taxonomy, geographic distribution, local distribution 71 Morphological adaptations to cave life 103 Physiological and behavioral adaptations to cave life 135 Reproductive adaptations to cave life 149 General discussion 155 Literature cited