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Titolo:
The influence of environmental factors on the population dynamics, reproductive biology and productivity of Echinogammarus marinus Leach (Amphipoda, Gammaridae) in the Mondego estuary (Portugal)
Autore:
Maranhao, P; Bengala, N; Pardal, M; Marques, JC;
Indirizzi:
Univ Coimbra, Fac Sci & Technol, Dept Zool, Marine Res Inst, P-3004517 Coimbra, Portugal Univ Coimbra Coimbra Portugal P-3004517 nst, P-3004517 Coimbra, Portugal
Titolo Testata:
ACTA OECOLOGICA-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY
fascicolo: 3, volume: 22, anno: 2001,
pagine: 139 - 152
SICI:
1146-609X(200105/06)22:3<139:TIOEFO>2.0.ZU;2-6
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
LIFE-HISTORY; ENGLISH-CHANNEL; SECONDARY PRODUCTION; SALT-MARSH; UHLORCHESTIA-SPARTINOPHILA; CRUSTACEAN POPULATIONS; AMPELISCA-BREVICORNIS; CYCLE; EUTROPHICATION; GRADIENT;
Keywords:
Echinogammarus marinus; environmental factors; population dynamics; productivity; reproductive biology;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Agriculture,Biology & Environmental Sciences
Citazioni:
53
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Maranhao, P Univ Coimbra, Fac Sci & Technol, Dept Zool, Marine Res Inst, P-3004517 Coimbra, Portugal Univ Coimbra Coimbra Portugal P-3004517 17 Coimbra, Portugal
Citazione:
P. Maranhao et al., "The influence of environmental factors on the population dynamics, reproductive biology and productivity of Echinogammarus marinus Leach (Amphipoda, Gammaridae) in the Mondego estuary (Portugal)", ACTA OECOL, 22(3), 2001, pp. 139-152

Abstract

The population density of Echinogammorus marinus in the Mondego estuary changed throughout the year, with a maximum during spring. The lowest densities were found in the north arm of the estuary, and the highest ones in the inner areas of the south arm. Higher densities appeared associated with thepresence of muddy deposits under Fucus vesiculosus (Phaeophyta) and also with the presence of green macroalgae biomass over the sediments. Females were morphologically recognisable at smaller sizes than males, but males became larger than females. Fecundity increases with the size of females and isinfluenced by temperature and salinity. Sexual activity and recruitment take place continuously throughout the year, although it almost ceases by theend of winter. Present results are in opposition to the hypothesis of discontinuous recruitment presented in a previous study. Productivity (ash freedry weight- AFDW) was estimated at 1.74 to 2.45 g.m(-2).year(-1) in the north arm of the estuary corresponding to an annual turnover ratio (P/(B) over bar) of 4.14 to 6.18. In the south arm, productivity was estimated at 1.96 to 2.74 g AFDW.m(-2).year(-1) in the middle section (P/(B) over bar of 4.68 to 6.56), and at 3.85 to 5.38 g AFDW.m(-2).year(-1) in the innermost sampling area (P/(B) over bar of 4.54 to 6.36). Differences in productivity appeared to depend only on population density, while annual P/(B) over bar ratios were similar over the estuary. Evidence was found that several features of E. marinus population dynamics were dependent on environmental factorsresulting from the particular estuary hydraulic regime. (C) 2001 Editions scientifiques et medicales Elsevier SAS.

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