Efficiency of particle retention and clearance rate in the polychaete Sabellaria alveolata L.

@article{Dubois2003EfficiencyOP,
  title={Efficiency of particle retention and clearance rate in the polychaete Sabellaria alveolata L.},
  author={Stanislas Dubois and Laurent Barill{\'e} and Christian Reti{\`e}re},
  journal={Comptes rendus biologies},
  year={2003},
  volume={326 4},
  pages={413-21}
}
The development of Sabellaria alveolata, a gregarious reef-building polychaete species, is maximal in Mont-Saint-Michel Bay (France), where trophic capacity is now threatened by increasing shellfish farming. As no data are available concerning the ecophysiological response of this species, the purpose of the present study was to obtain clearance rate and retention efficiency values to provide a first order of magnitude for the trophic role of this species. Data were obtained using a flow… CONTINUE READING