LIFE HISTORY AND ENVIRONMENT IN TWO SPECIES OF INTERTIDAL BARNACLES

@article{Malusa1986LIFEHA,
  title={LIFE HISTORY AND ENVIRONMENT IN TWO SPECIES OF INTERTIDAL BARNACLES},
  author={Jim Malusa},
  journal={The Biological Bulletin},
  year={1986},
  volume={170},
  pages={409-428}
}
  • J. Malusa
  • Published 1986
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • The Biological Bulletin
The reproductive ecology of Chthamalus anisopoma and Tetraclita stalactifera is compared in order to understand how their life histories function in the context of their present environment, and what selective forces might have shaped their life histories. C. anisopoma is common in the lower intertidal of the Gulf of California. It initiates breeding six weeks after settlement; brooding and recruitment is year-round. Growth after settlement is rapid for two months, then slows markedly… 
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