Morphology of the Bivalve Mollusks Crenomytilus grayanus and Mytilus coruscus in Relation to Their Spatial Distribution in the Upper Subtidal Zone

Morphology of the Bivalve Mollusks Crenomytilus grayanus and Mytilus coruscus in Relation to... The morphology of the shell and byssus threads was studied in two closely related mussel species Crenomytilus grayanus and Mytilus coruscus. The two species differ significantly from each other in the shell shape and in the degrees of development and deformation of byssus threads. These differences, in turn, determine (either directly or indirectly) the differences in strength of the byssal attachment and are discussed in terms of their functional morphology with respect to the spatial distribution of the mussels in marine coastal zones. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Marine Biology Springer Journals

Morphology of the Bivalve Mollusks Crenomytilus grayanus and Mytilus coruscus in Relation to Their Spatial Distribution in the Upper Subtidal Zone

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2002 by MAIK “Nauka/Interperiodica”
Subject
Life Sciences; Freshwater & Marine Ecology
ISSN
1063-0740
eISSN
1608-3377
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1016809823033
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