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Free Content A Contribution to the Ecology of the Lamellibranch Anodontia Alba

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Anodontia alba is, at times, the dominant member of the intertidal fauna of one Miami shore, but fluctuates greatly in numbers over a long period. It spawns throughout the year, but with two peak periods. A length of 30 mm is reached in one year, and thereafter there is little growth. The ratio of the annual somatic + gonadal production to standing crop is 1.81 : 1. In the community studied, the somatic and gonadal production of Anodontia combined to give 29.9 g per square meter.

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Publication date: 1972-06-01

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