EPIBIOTIC SPONGES ON THE SCALLOPS CHLAMYS HASTATA AND CHLAMYS RUBIDA: INCREASED SURVIVAL IN A HIGH-SEDIMENT ENVIRONMENT

@article{Burns2002EPIBIOTICSO,
  title={EPIBIOTIC SPONGES ON THE SCALLOPS CHLAMYS HASTATA AND CHLAMYS RUBIDA: INCREASED SURVIVAL IN A HIGH-SEDIMENT ENVIRONMENT},
  author={Duncan O. Burns and Brian L. Bingham},
  journal={Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom},
  year={2002},
  volume={82},
  pages={961 - 966}
}
  • Duncan O. Burns, B. Bingham
  • Published 21 November 2002
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
The small free-swimming scallops, Chlamys hastata and Chlamys rubida, are frequently encrusted by the sponges Mycale adhaerens and Myxilla incrustans. It is unclear why this association exists. We hypothesized that living on scallop valves increases sponge survival by reducing the effects of sediment accumulation. Scallops were collected to measure correlations between sediment load and encrusting sponge mass. In the laboratory, the survival of sponges on living scallops and empty scallop… 
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