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Behaviour of echinoid larvae around sharp haloclines: effects of the salinity gradient and dietary conditioning

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Title: Behaviour of echinoid larvae around sharp haloclines: effects of the salinity gradient and dietary conditioning.
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Name(s): Metaxas, Anna, creator
Young, Craig M., creator
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Publisher: Springer
Extent: 18 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 3318899 (digitool), FADT3318899 (IID), fau:6004 (fedora), 10.1007/s002270050337 (doi)
Note(s): We examined larval response to a range of sharp haloclines and determined the effect of dietary conditioning on that response in the sea urchins Echinometra lucunter and Arbacia punctulata. We reared larvae in the laboratory under a high or low concentration of either single (Isochrysis galbana) or mixed (Isochrysis galbana, Dunaliella tertiolecta, Thalassiosira weissflogii) microalgal species. For both species of sea urchins, rate of larval development was faster and age-specific larval length and width were greater in high-ration than low-ration diets.
This manuscript is an author version with the final publication available at http://www.springerlink.com and may be cited as: Metaxas, A., & Young, C. M. (1998). Behaviour of echinoid larvae around sharp haloclines: effects of the salinity gradient and dietary conditioning. Marine Biology, 131(3), 443-459. doi:10.1007/s002270050337
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #1213.
Subject(s): Echinoida
Sea urchins--Larvae
Larvae--Behavior
Larvae--Food
Salinity
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FCLA/DT/3318899
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s002270050337
Restrictions on Access: ©1998 Springer-Verlag
Owner Institution: FAU