Movements and burrowing activity in the Antarctic bivalve molluscs Laternula elliptica and Yoldia eightsi

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Burrowing was investigated in two Antarctic infaunal bivalve molluscs, Laternula elliptica and Yoldia eightsi, representing amongst the least and most active members of the class Bivalvia in the Southern Ocean. Burrowing rate was expressed via the Burrowing Rate Index (BRI=[3√wet weight/time to bury]×104), and produced values of 0.1–10.6 for L. elliptica… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00300-003-0588-7

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