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SourceID19821
NameChiantore M., Cattaneo Vietti R., Elia L., Guidetti M. & Antonini M. (2002). Reproduction and condition of the scallop Adamussium colbecki, the sea-urchin Sterechinus neumayeri and the sea-star Odontaster validus at Terra Nova Bay (Ross Sea): different strategies related to inter-annual variations in food availability. Polar Biology, 25, 4, pp. 251-255.
Type Publication
NoteAnt'Phipoda Literature database
Linkhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00300-001-0331-1
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AbstractSoft-bottom zoobenthic communities at Terra Nova Bay down to 100 m depth are mainly characterised by the presence of three species, generally occurring together and reaching high values of density: the scallop Adamussium colbecki (Smith 1902), the echinoid Sterechinus neumayeri (Meissner 1900) and the asteroid Odontaster validus Koehler 1911. These three species have a planktotrophic larval behaviour, but differ in terms of extent of gametogenic cycle and in feeding behaviour. The aim of this work is to give a first account of their reproductive conditions at Terra Nova Bay, comparing two following summer seasons, characterised by quite different ice-coverage and, consequently, food availability in the water column. The comparative analysis of the data evidences strong inter-annual differences in the scallop, a suspension-feeding species. In contrast, no significant changes were found in the two echinoderms, suggesting that a 2-year oogenic cycle, coupled with the opportunistic feeding behaviour, allow successful management of inter-annual shortcomings in food supply. On a latitudinal perspective, the comparison between data from McMurdo Sound and Terra Nova Bay shows small (for the echinoderms) or greater (for the scallop) geographical shifts in spawning occurrence.
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Antarctic
Ross Sea
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Benthos
Cycles, Saisonality, Phenology
Reproduction
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Asteroidea
Echinodermata
Echinoidea
Mollusca
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSterechinus neumayeri (Meissner, 1900) (ecology source)
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