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Article: Maintenance of zonation patterns in two species of flat periwinkle, Littorina obtusata and L. mariae

TitleMaintenance of zonation patterns in two species of flat periwinkle, Littorina obtusata and L. mariae
Authors
KeywordsBehaviour
Epiphytes
Littorina Mariae
Littorina Obtusata
Rocky Shore
Issue Date1995
PublisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0018-8158
Citation
Hydrobiologia, 1995, v. 309 n. 1-3, p. 143-150 How to Cite?
AbstractThe zonation patterns of Littorina obtusata (L.) and Littorina mariae Sacchi et Rastelli were shown to be quite distinct on a sheltered rocky shore. L. obtusata was found at all the heights sampled; it reached peak numbers at mid shore on the alga Ascophyllum nodosum L. (Le Jol). There was no difference in the tidal height occupied by adults or juveniles; or in the mean size of L. obtusata along the vertical gradient of the shore. In contrast L. mariae occurred exclusively low on the shore, on Fucus serratus L. Translocation of the two species within their respective levels resulted in random movement after 4 days, although initial movements after 1 and 2 days were sometimes directional. Animals transplanted to the normal level of the other species showed directional movement towards their home zone; this was most pronounced after 4 days. There was no difference in the distance moved by the two species, although the distance moved did vary with tidal height, both species moving further at mid shore than low shore. Distances moved by littorinids at replicate areas in the low shore were similar but those at mid shore did vary. There was an interaction between the species and the different tidal heights which revealed that transplanted species moved further than translocated species at the same tidal level. However, this was only significant in the case of L. mariae. It is suggested that the close relationship between the winkles and their host algae may direct the homing behaviour of displaced individuals. © 1995 Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/179079
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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, GAen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-19T09:51:49Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-19T09:51:49Z-
dc.date.issued1995en_US
dc.identifier.citationHydrobiologia, 1995, v. 309 n. 1-3, p. 143-150en_US
dc.identifier.issn0018-8158en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/179079-
dc.description.abstractThe zonation patterns of Littorina obtusata (L.) and Littorina mariae Sacchi et Rastelli were shown to be quite distinct on a sheltered rocky shore. L. obtusata was found at all the heights sampled; it reached peak numbers at mid shore on the alga Ascophyllum nodosum L. (Le Jol). There was no difference in the tidal height occupied by adults or juveniles; or in the mean size of L. obtusata along the vertical gradient of the shore. In contrast L. mariae occurred exclusively low on the shore, on Fucus serratus L. Translocation of the two species within their respective levels resulted in random movement after 4 days, although initial movements after 1 and 2 days were sometimes directional. Animals transplanted to the normal level of the other species showed directional movement towards their home zone; this was most pronounced after 4 days. There was no difference in the distance moved by the two species, although the distance moved did vary with tidal height, both species moving further at mid shore than low shore. Distances moved by littorinids at replicate areas in the low shore were similar but those at mid shore did vary. There was an interaction between the species and the different tidal heights which revealed that transplanted species moved further than translocated species at the same tidal level. However, this was only significant in the case of L. mariae. It is suggested that the close relationship between the winkles and their host algae may direct the homing behaviour of displaced individuals. © 1995 Kluwer Academic Publishers.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0018-8158en_US
dc.relation.ispartofHydrobiologiaen_US
dc.subjectBehaviouren_US
dc.subjectEpiphytesen_US
dc.subjectLittorina Mariaeen_US
dc.subjectLittorina Obtusataen_US
dc.subjectRocky Shoreen_US
dc.titleMaintenance of zonation patterns in two species of flat periwinkle, Littorina obtusata and L. mariaeen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailWilliams, GA: hrsbwga@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityWilliams, GA=rp00804en_US
dc.description.naturelink_to_subscribed_fulltexten_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/BF00014481en_US
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-51249168183en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros8848-
dc.identifier.volume309en_US
dc.identifier.issue1-3en_US
dc.identifier.spage143en_US
dc.identifier.epage150en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:A1995TD86700016-
dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_US
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