Life-history patterns of populations of the limpet Patella granularis: the dominant roles of food supply and mortality rate

@article{Bosman1988LifehistoryPO,
  title={Life-history patterns of populations of the limpet Patella granularis: the dominant roles of food supply and mortality rate},
  author={Arjen Bosman and Philip A. R. Hockey},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1988},
  volume={75},
  pages={412-419}
}
SummaryRates of algal production were measured at 6 rocky intertidal sites on the southwestern Cape coast, South Africa, where populations of the limpet Patella granularis occur. Rates of algal production and limpet mortality were recorded at each site and both factors affected limpet reproductive fitness. Limpet growth rates and biomass at different sites were significantly correlated with rates of algal production, and limpet mortality was related to the density of African Black… CONTINUE READING

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