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Avoidance of drilled gastropod shells by the hermit crab Pagurus longicarpus at Nahant, Massachusetts.
  • Pechenik, Lewis
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of experimental marine biology and…
  • 5 October 2000
Most hermit crabs depend on empty gastropod shells for shelter; competition for appropriate shells is often severe. This study determined whether shells that have been drilled by naticid gastropodsExpand
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Evaluating whether velar lobe size indicates food limitation among larvae of the marine gastropod Crepidula fornicata.
Disproportionately large feeding structures have been used to infer food limitation in some marine invertebrate larvae, but few studies have investigated whether other factors alter larval morphologyExpand
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Effects of reduced salinity on survival, growth, reproductive success, and energetics of the euryhaline polychaete Capitella sp. I.
  • Pechenik, Bérard, Kerr
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of experimental marine biology and…
  • 1 November 2000
Physiological adjustment to water of reduced salinity requires energy expenditure. In this study we sought to determine the fitness costs associated with such adjustment in the euryhaline polychaeteExpand
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