Occurrence of epifaunshers on the periwinkle, Littorina littorea (L.), and interactions with the the polychaete Polydora ciliata (Johnston)

@article{Warner2004OccurrenceOE,
  title={Occurrence of epifaunshers on the periwinkle, Littorina littorea (L.), and interactions with the the polychaete Polydora ciliata (Johnston)},
  author={George Warner},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={355},
  pages={41-47}
}
A population of Littorina littorea on the northshore of Southampton Water, UK, has been examined forthe occurrence of epifauna. Epifaunal cover was notaffected by shore level below MTL but was greatest onlarger shells, which were commoner on the lower shoreclose to MLWS. Epifaunal components includedbarnacles, serpulids and bryozoans. The polychaetePolydora ciliata occurred most frequently on thelower shore where it excavates galleries in periwinkleshells. Heaviest infestations were found in… CONTINUE READING

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