The Tidal Rhythm of Emergence, and the Seasonal Variation of This Synchrony, in an Intertidal Midge.

  title={The Tidal Rhythm of Emergence, and the Seasonal Variation of This Synchrony, in an Intertidal Midge.},
  author={M. Saigusa and T. Akiyama},
  journal={The Biological bulletin},
  volume={188 2},
  • M. Saigusa, T. Akiyama
  • Published 1995
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Biological bulletin
  • The emergence of an intertial midge was investigated at a site on the coast of the Inland Sea of Japan. The population emerging at this site was drawn from a single species of the genus Clunio, probably C. tsushimensis. Emergence was not synchronized with the day-night cycle, but with the tidal cycle. Moreover, the pattern of synchrony changed with season. A bimodal phase appeared in midwinter; but the pattern of synchrony shifted gradually, during January and February, from morning low tides… CONTINUE READING
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