The mortality of intertidal cirripedes

M Barnes

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Abstract

Intertidal cirripedes are readily available on rocky shores. They are found in large numbers and, in most cases, are easily accessible. They have, therefore, been widely used in marine ecological studies. in their intertidal habitat, during their lifetime, they face physical and biotic pressures which may impede their growth or sometimes destroy them completely The protective measures developed by barnacles to counteract physical factors such as ice scour and exposure to waves have been reviewed. The removal of cyprids and newly settled barnacles by algal whiplash or bulldozing by grazing organisms has been considered. The smothering of juveniles and adults by overgrowing competitors is a biological interaction that cannot be regarded as predation but is still important in the cirripede habitat. Predation. in the true sense of the word, has been dealt with systematically from hydrozoans through fish and birds to man. Community studies that probably started on European shores have been extended worldwide.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-244
Number of pages92
JournalOCEANOGR MAR BIOL
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Keywords

  • TROPICAL ROCKY SHORE
  • NUCELLA-LAPILLUS L
  • PREDATOR-PREY INTERACTION
  • CUBOMEDUSAN CHIRONEX-FLECKERI
  • POLLICIPES-POLYMERUS SOWERBY
  • SEMIBALANUS-BALANOIDES L
  • Marine & Freshwater Biology
  • MARGINALBA BLAINVILLE MURICIDAE
  • Oceanography
  • WHELK MORULA-MARGINALBA
  • NEW-SOUTH-WALES
  • OCTOPUS-VULGARIS MOLLUSCA

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    Barnes, M. (1999). The mortality of intertidal cirripedes. OCEANOGR MAR BIOL, (7), 153-244.