The effects of the hermit crab, Clibanarius vittatus (Bosc 1802) on the structure of a shallow bay macroinfaunal community

Date

1983

Authors

Dent, Steven Richard

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Publisher

Texas A&M University

Abstract

The effects of Clibanarius vittatus foraging activities on the macroinfaunal of a polyhaline sand community in West Galveston Bay was studied over a 13 month period. Cages were utilized to manipulate the density of C. vittatus over a defined area of the bottom for periods of four months. These treaments were sampled monthly.

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167 pgs.

Keywords

hermit crabs, Clibanarius vittatus, aquatic communities, environmental effects, predation, benthos, cages, marine ecology

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