Larval settlement can explain the adult distribution of Mytilus californianus Conrad but not of M. galloprovincialis Lamarck or M. trossulus Gould in Moss Landing, central California

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Johnson, S. B., & Geller, J. B. (2006). Larval settlement can explain the adult distribution of Mytilus californianus Conrad but not of M. galloprovincialis Lamarck or M. trossulus Gould in Moss Landing, central California: Evidence from genetic identification of spat. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 328(1), 136-145. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2005.07.007
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TitleLarval settlement can explain the adult distribution of Mytilus californianus Conrad but not of M. galloprovincialis Lamarck or M. trossulus Gould in Moss Landing, central California
AuthorsB. Johnson, B. Geller
AbstractWe investigated the spatial distribution of adult and newly settled mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis Lamarck, Mytilus trossulus Gould and Mytilus californianus Conrad) on the shore at Moss Landing, California to test the hypothesis that adult distributions are a result of settlement patterns. Adult M. californianus were most abundant on a wave-exposed rocky jetty and adults of Blue mussels (M. trossulus and M. galloprovincialis) were more abundant inside the protected Moss Landing harbor. Using taxon-specific polymerase chain reactions, we monitored recruitment during continuous 1-2 week intervals on fibrous scrubbing pads for 12 months in 2002-2003. All mussel species settled in greatest numbers on the exposed jetty, and Blue mussels settled in greater numbers there than did M. californianus. Because Blue mussels settled abundantly where their adults were rare, post-settlement mortality appeared to be the strongest influence on adult distribution. In contrast, M. californianus settled mostly in their adult habitat.
JournalJournal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Date2006
Start page136
End page145
ISSN00220981
Subjectsbivalve, larval settlement, mortality, population distribution, recruitment, spatial distribution, Bryophyta, Mytilus californianus, Mytilus edulis, Mytilus galloprovincialis, Mytilus trossulus
NoteCited By (since 1996):13, CODEN: JEMBA

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