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The trophic ecology of caridean shrimps in an eelgrass community

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Date Issued:
1984
Title: The trophic ecology of caridean shrimps in an eelgrass community.
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Name(s): Howard, Robert K., creator
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 1984
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Extent: 21 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 3331854 (digitool), FADT3331854 (IID), fau:6123 (fedora), 10.1016/0304-3770(84)90085-8 (doi)
Note(s): Four species of caridean decapods together represent a productive elements of the epifauna of eelgrass beds in Western Port, Australia. The guild is dominated by a palaemonid species, Macrobrachium intermedium Stimpson, which was found to have a mean annual density of approximately 50 individuals m−2 and an annual productivity of 3.4 g ash-free dry mass m−2. Analyses of shrimp diets indicated that three species, M. intermedium, Hippolyte caradina Holthuis and Chlorotocella leptorhyncus (Stimpson), are consumers of both animal and plant material, while a single (crangonid) species, Pontophilus intermedius (Fulton and Grant), is a specialized carnivore.
This manuscript is an author version with the final publication available at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03043770 and may be cited as: Howard, R. K. (1984). The trophic ecology of caridean shrimps in an eelgrass community. Aquatic Botany, 18(1-2), 155-174. doi:10.1016/0304-3770(84)90085-8
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #358.
Subject(s): Shrimps
Food chains (Ecology)
Decapoda (Crustacea)
Eelgrass
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FCLA/DT/3331854
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0304-3770(84)90085-8
Restrictions on Access: ©1984 Elsevier B.V.
Host Institution: FAU