Overgrowth competition in an assemblage of encrusting bryozoans settled on artificial substrata

@article{Gappa1989OvergrowthCI,
  title={Overgrowth competition in an assemblage of encrusting bryozoans settled on artificial substrata},
  author={J. J. L{\'o}pez Gappa},
  journal={Marine Ecology Progress Series},
  year={1989},
  volume={51},
  pages={121-130}
}
  • J. Gappa
  • Published 1989
  • Biology
  • Marine Ecology Progress Series
Patterns of intraand interspecific competition on artificial substrata were studled in Patagonia, in an epifaunal community composed of 19 species of bryozoans, 4 spirorbid polychaetes and 1 colonial tunicate. The latter was found to be dominant over bryozoans and both groups were able to overgrow spirorbids. Apparent cessation of growth occurred in intraspecific encounters among bryozoan colonies. Several cases of homosyndrome were recorded in the dominant species Umbonula alvareziana… Expand
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