Structure and diversity in Mytilus californianus (Mollusca: Bivalvia) communities

Kanter, Robert Gerald (1977) Structure and diversity in Mytilus californianus (Mollusca: Bivalvia) communities. PhD Thesis, University of Southern California, 114pp.

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Abstract

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
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Kanter, Robert Gerald
Number of Pages: 114
Date: 1977
Department: Biology Department
Institution: University of Southern California
Uncontrolled Keywords: mussels; Cayucos; Morro Bay; Montana de Oro
Subjects: Ecology
Biology
Item ID: 2425
Depositing User: Joe Wible
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2009 15:38
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 19:01
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/2425

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