The effect of temperature on the filtration rate of Solen cylindraceus (Hanley)(Mollusca: Bivalvia)

@inproceedings{Villiers1989TheEO,
  title={The effect of temperature on the filtration rate of Solen cylindraceus (Hanley)(Mollusca: Bivalvia)},
  author={C. J. de Villiers and Bethanie Allanson and Alan N. Hodgson},
  year={1989}
}
Filtration rates of the infaunal estuarine bivalve  Solen cylindraceus were determined. The filtration rate of animals collected in summer (26°C) and winter (16,5°C), although significantly different, exhibit only slight variation in absolute rate, and may be expressed as a function of shell length, by the equations y = 0.247× 1,066  (winter) and y = 0,758× 0,826  (summer).  Solen cylindraceus  acclimates to both high and low temperatures under laboratory conditions. Filtration rates show a… CONTINUE READING