Kanter, Robert Gerald
Structure and diversity in Mytilus californianus (Mollusca: Bivalvia) communities.
PhD thesis, University of Southern California.
Mytilus californianus (Mollusca: Bivalvia), the California marine mussel, occurs in intertidal populations so derise that they are referred to as "Mussel beds." The mussel beds range in physical complexity from structurally simple, essentially mono-layered assemblages, to structurally complex, multi-layered assemblages. The internal environment within the bed varies accordingly. The mussel bed provides either directly or indirectly, habitat, food and shelter for a large community of associated invertebrates. This study examines the relationship between physical complexity of the mussel bed habitat and composition of the associated community.
||Structure and diversity in Mytilus californianus (Mollusca: Bivalvia) communities
|Kanter, Robert Gerald|
|Number of Pages:
||University of Southern California
||mussels; Cayucos; Morro Bay; Montana de Oro
||14 Jul 2009 15:38
||29 Sep 2011 19:01
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