Growth patterns of Mytilopsis leucophaeata, an invasive biofouling bivalve in Europe.

Abstract

For the first time, growth of Mytilopsis leucophaeata, an important European fouling species, was investigated. By means of growth cages, individual shell growth of three cohorts, with, respectively, initial shell lengths of < or =5 mm, 10 mm and 15 mm, was monitored in the harbour of Antwerp, Belgium, during 2003 - 2004. M. leucophaeata followed an… (More)

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