Laboratory experiments on the effects of a gastropod (Hydrobia totteni) on survival of an infaunal deposit-feeding polychaete (Capitella capitata)

@inproceedings{Petraitis1984LaboratoryEO,
  title={Laboratory experiments on the effects of a gastropod (Hydrobia totteni) on survival of an infaunal deposit-feeding polychaete (Capitella capitata)},
  author={Peter S. Petraitis},
  year={1984}
}
Many species which quickly colonize newly disturbed patches have the potential for rapid reproduction and show broad physiological tolerances. Often these species are uncommon in older patches and it is thought predation and/or competition is the primary cause for their disappear- ance. As a direct test of the sensitivity of an early colonizer to other species, this study examines the effects of the snail Hydrobia totteni on the early survivorship of the polychaete Capitella capitata (species… CONTINUE READING

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