The annual reproductive cycle of Oreaster reticulatus (L.) (Echinodermata: Asteroidea) and interpopulation differences in reproductive capacity

@article{Scheibling1981TheAR,
  title={The annual reproductive cycle of Oreaster reticulatus (L.) (Echinodermata: Asteroidea) and interpopulation differences in reproductive capacity},
  author={Robert Eric Scheibling},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology},
  year={1981},
  volume={54},
  pages={39-54}
}
  • R. Scheibling
  • Published 18 August 1981
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
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