Competition for food in the larvae of two marine molluscs, Crepidula fornicata and Crassostrea gigas.Pechenik, Jan A.
The degree to which larvae of the invasive American slipper limpet (Crepidula fornicata) and the Japanese oyster (Crassostrea gigas) may compete for food was examined during 2003 in the laboratory. Larval microalgae uptake, growth and mortality were compared for larvae fed each of six species of unicellular algae, ranging in length from 2 to 10 µm. Tested diets included the two flagellates Tetrase... read more
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- Blanchard, M., Pechenik, J.A., Giudicelli, E., Connan, J.-P. and Robert, R. (2008) 'Competition for food in the larvae of two marine molluscs, Crepidula fornicata and Crassostrea gigas', Aquatic Living Resources, 21(2), pp. 197-205. doi: 10.1051/alr:2008025. © EDP Sciences, IFREMER, IRD, 2008. The original publication is available at www.alr-journal.org.