Correlation of benthic Mollusca with substrate composition in lower Galveston Bay, Texas.

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dc.call-noAcc# 1083en_US
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dc.contributor.authorHarry, H.W.en_US
dc.contributor.otherVeligeren_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T16:47:56Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T16:47:56Z
dc.date.issued1976en_US
dc.degreeen_US
dc.descriptionp. 135-152.en_US
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dc.description.abstractOnly 22 of 69 spp. of mollusks were found alive at 41 stations along 2 subtidal transects (in Texas, USA): 42 bivalves, 26 gastropods, 1 scaphopod. Two oyster reefs and an ancient beach were included in the otherwise mud bottom. Five species of presumed fossils were present in the submerged beach. The average number of species (alive and dead) increased directly with the percent sand-shell. The average number of live specimens was greater within than beyond the range of 25-75% sand-shell. The shells of each species apparently have an intrinsic durability which may vary in different environments, particularly as substrate composition varies. Twelve species, all bivalves, are cited as the more durable in this area. Five methods of transport are suggested to account for 17 adventitious species, 6 as living juveniles or rare adults, all from adjacent habitats. Live specimens in marine benthic samples do not necessarily indicate established, reproducing populations of their species.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://gbic.tamug.edu/request.htmen_US
dc.geo-codeGalveston Bayen_US
dc.historyen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/18808
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dc.locationGBIC Collection file roomen_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseries1083.00en_US
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dc.seriesen_US
dc.subjectmarine molluscsen_US
dc.subjectsubstrate preferencesen_US
dc.subjectbivalvesen_US
dc.subjectgastropodsen_US
dc.subjectscaphopodsen_US
dc.subjectecological distributionen_US
dc.titleCorrelation of benthic Mollusca with substrate composition in lower Galveston Bay, Texas.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.universityen_US
dc.vol-issue19(2)en_US

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