Ivanov, A. V. [Artemij Vasilevich], 1963. Pogonophora. Academic Press, London, pp.479.(Trans. and ed. and additions by Carlisle, D. B., additional material by Southward, E. C.).
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[Author's preface] "The first edition of this book was published in 1960 as one of a series "Fauna of the U.S.S.R." produced by the Zoological Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the U.S.S.R. I there summarized and analysed all that was then known about Pogonophora, not confining my attention merely to the species found in the seas bordering the Soviet Union. Until quite recently the Pogonophora were still a great zoological curiosity and only a few zoologists had any chance of studying them. It is with great gratification that I see that the number of those now studying these animals is increasing rapidly. As Dr. D. B. Carlisle has rightly said, Pogonophora are numbered amongst the rather common animals of the oceans. They are found indeed in nearly all seas. About 80 species have been described (71 in the present publication) and, indeed, in all likelihood the number will soon reach three figures. The material for my studies was collected by many Soviet oceanographical expeditions, but particularly by those sent out by the Institute of Oceanology of the Acadamy of Sciences of the U.S.S.R. on board R.V. Vityaz. [etc]