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SP 67. Guide to British Freshwater Macroinvertebrates for Biotic Assessment

Compiled by Simon Pawley with contributions from Michael Dobson and Melanie Fletcher

Published by The Freshwater Biological Association, Ambleside, October 2011

80 pages.  Size 246 x 171mm.
ISBN 978-0-900386-79-4

Price £25.00 plus p&p

Order code SP67.
Members are entitled to a 25% discount.

OUT OF PRINT - Reprint available soon (email publications@fba.org.uk if you would like to be notified when the reprint is published)

The book provides straightforward guides to the identification of macroinvertebrate families included in biotic assessment in the UK, covering flatworms, annelids, molluscs, larger crustaceans, arachnids and all aquatic orders of insects. By making extensive use of appropriate methods for different groups, including dichotomous keys, pictorial guides and tables, along with copious line drawing illustrations and general tips on identification, it allows rapid and confident identification of the major groups of British freshwater invertebrates. It has been extensively tested, and illustrations are designed to show both the appearance of whole animals and, where appropriate, key identification features. For each group, a brief indication of typical habitat is given, to further facilitate identification. An extensive list of keys and guides for further identification is also provided.

The guide is aimed at anyone interested in undertaking biological surveys and as a helpful introduction to the identification of freshwater invertebrates. Sample pages can be viewed by clicking HERE.

(Note: This is one of two general guides to freshwater invertebrates published by the FBA, the second being SP68 Guide to Freshwater Invertebrates. A description of the differences between the two books, to help you decide which is most appropriate for you, is given at the end of the webpage about SP68: http://www.fba.org.uk/sp68-guide-freshwater-invertebrates.)