Kanter, Robert Gerald (1977) 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.
|Item Type: ||Thesis|
|Title: ||Structure and diversity in Mytilus californianus (Mollusca: Bivalvia) communities|
|Personal Creator/Author: |
|Kanter, Robert Gerald|
|Number of Pages: ||114|
|Department: ||Biology Department|
|Institution: ||University of Southern California|
|Uncontrolled Keywords: ||mussels; Cayucos; Morro Bay; Montana de Oro|
|Item ID: ||2425|
|Depositing User: ||Joe Wible|
|Date Deposited: ||14 Jul 2009 17:38|
|Last Modified: ||29 Sep 2011 21:01|
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