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Free Content A Contribution to the Ecology of Cyclinella Tenuis (Mollusca: Bivalvia)

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Abstract:

Cyclinella tenuis is a minor constituent of the infauna of two sublittoral muddy areas in Biscayne Bay, Florida. It appears to breed almost throughout the year, but with three main periods. As a result, size-frequency analyses have not yielded trustworthy data for growth. Success of spawning and subsequent density of population have been tentatively associated with summer salinities that were unusually high in the first two years of study and low in the second two. Variations in the population of C. tenuis tended to parallel those of two other lamellibranchs, Dosinia elegans and Tellina martinicensis, while showing no relation to that of T. alternata.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 1970-09-01

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