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Abundance, reproductive seasonality and habitat preferences of amphipod crustaceans in seagrass meadows of Apalachee Bay, Florida.

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Date Issued:
1980
Title: Abundance, reproductive seasonality and habitat preferences of amphipod crustaceans in seagrass meadows of Apalachee Bay, Florida.
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Name(s): Stoner, Allan W.
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Date Issued: 1980
Publisher: University of Texas Marine Science Institute.
Place of Publication: Port Aransas, Tex.
Physical Form: pdf
Extent: 16 p.
Language(s): English
Identifier: FA00007068 (IID)
Note(s): A fifteen-month survey of amphipod fauna in Apalachee Bay, Florida, produced 31 species. The majority of the amphipod species was associated with vegetation (primarily seagrasses) and only Ampelisca species were most abundant in unvegetated habitats. An analysis of patterns in abundance and reproductive activity for the 14 numerically dominant species showed that seasonality of abundance was not associated with physical-chemical aspects of the environment or with seasonal patterns in macrophyte biomass. Rather, abundances were most closely related to reproductive processes in individual species and, in certain cases, to abundance of fish predators.
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution 174
This manuscript is an author version with the final publication available and may be cited as: Stoner, A. W. (1980). Abundance, reproductive seasonality and habitat preferences of amphipod crustaceans in seagrass meadows of Apalachee Bay, Florida. Contributions in Marine Science, 23, 63-77.
Subject(s): Amphipoda--Florida
Seagrasses
Reproduction
Habitat (Ecology)
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/fd/FA00007068
Host Institution: FAU