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Titolo:
Carbonate processing by intertidal gastropoda on Jamaican limestone shores
Autore:
Dobson-Moore, A; Britton, JC;
Indirizzi:
Texas Christian Univ, Dept Biol, Ft Worth, TX 76129 USA Texas Christian Univ Ft Worth TX USA 76129 t Biol, Ft Worth, TX 76129 USA
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF SHELLFISH RESEARCH
fascicolo: 1, volume: 20, anno: 2001,
pagine: 431 - 439
SICI:
0730-8000(200106)20:1<431:CPBIGO>2.0.ZU;2-T
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
COMPARATIVE MORPHOLOGY; PROSOBRANCHIA; LITTORINIDAE; COMPETITION; PREFERENCES; MICROALGAE; PATTERNS; ISLAND;
Keywords:
Littorinidae; fecal pellets; carbonate; rocky shore; Jamaica;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Agriculture,Biology & Environmental Sciences
Citazioni:
33
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Britton, JC Texas Christian Univ, Dept Biol, Ft Worth, TX 76129 USA Texas Christian Univ Ft Worth TX USA 76129 orth, TX 76129 USA
Citazione:
A. Dobson-Moore e J.C. Britton, "Carbonate processing by intertidal gastropoda on Jamaican limestone shores", J SHELLFISH, 20(1), 2001, pp. 431-439

Abstract

At least eight species of Littorinidae occur sympatrically on a limestone platform on the northern coast of Jamaica with little evidence of competitive displacement. Most of these, plus a cobble shore gastropod (Planaxis nucleus), were studied with respect to the amount of carbonate each removes from the shore while feeding. The feces of P. nucleus contain 92.8% carbonate. On the platform, Nodilittorina riisei fecal pellets contained 88.7% carbonate, N. ziczac 74.9%, N. angustior 67.0%, N. dilatata 88.3%, Tectarius antonii 91.3%, Cenchritis muricatus collected from the rocky substratum 74.8%,and C. muricatus collected from the maritime shrub Rhachicallis americana 18.6%. Although the rock-dwelling Littorinidae ingest different quantities of carbonate, there is no clear relationship between the amount of carbonate ingested and the position each species occupies on shore. Fecal pellet counts were made for all species. The mean numbers of pellets recovered from the rectums were: P. nucleus (48.7), N. riisei (8.56), N. ziczac (26.1), N.angustior (14.1), N. dilatata (22.2), T. antonii (22.8), and C. muricatus (35.3), The mean size and weight of pellets for each species were: A nucleus (1.73 mm(2), 0.040 mg), N. riisei (1.21 mm(2), 0.028 mg), N. ziczac (1.43mm(2), 0.066 mg), N. angustior (0.959 mm(2), 0.024 mg), N. dilarara (1.76 mm(2), 0.052 mg), T. antonii (3.23 mm(2), 0.118 mg), and C muricatus (4.45 mm(2), 0.112 mg), The bioerosive impact of each species was assessed by calculating the amount of carbonate removed from the shore per individual and per species based on density and an estimated 48-h defecation cycle. Impacts were expressed in terms of both a single defecation cycle and annually. Collectively, the Littorinidae are estimated to remove at least 2,850 kg of carbonate from the approximately 500 x 24-m limestone platform annually.

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