Effects of salinity on the survival, growth rate, and reproductive output of Gammarus lawrencianus (Crustacea, Amphipoda)

Steele, D.H. and Steele, V.J. (1991) Effects of salinity on the survival, growth rate, and reproductive output of Gammarus lawrencianus (Crustacea, Amphipoda). Marine Ecology Progress Series, 78. pp. 49-56. ISSN 1616-1599

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Abstract

Gammarus lawrencianus is classed as a genuine brackish-water species on the basis of the survival of juveniles, developing eggs and of reproducing adult females. This is consistent with its estuarine distribution in the NW Atlantic. At low salinities G. lawrencianus produced larger and fewer eggs but a total brood volume equivalent to that produced at higher salinities. Young hatched from the larger eggs at low salinities equalled in length those hatched from smaller eggs produced at higher salinities.

Item Type: Article
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/564
Item ID: 564
Department(s): Science, Faculty of > Biology
Date: 1991
Date Type: Publication

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