By Alan J. Southward, Craig M. Young, Lee A. Fuiman
Quantity forty three is an eclectic quantity with stories on ecology and biogeography of marine parasites; fecundity: features and position in life-history suggestions of marine invertebrates; the ecology of Southern Ocean Pack-ice; and organic and distant sensing views of pigmentation in coral reef organisms. Advances in Marine Biology used to be first released in 1963. Now edited via A.J. Southward (Marine organic organization, UK), P.A. Tyler (Southampton Oceanography organization, UK), C.M. younger (Harbor department Oceanographic establishment, united states) and L.A. Fuiman (University of Texas, USA), the serial publishes in-depth and up to date reports on a variety of subject matters so as to attract postgraduates and researchers in marine biology, fisheries technological know-how, ecology, zoology, oceanography. Eclectic volumes within the sequence are supplemented by way of thematic volumes on such themes as The Biology of Calanoid Copepods . Key beneficial properties * AMB first released 1963 * This quantity offers a range of stories at the biology of lesser-known taxa of the phylum Mollusca, together with: * The in general diminutive protobranch bivalves * The slug-like shelled opisthobranchs * The hugely really good and evolutionarily complicated tusk shells * the attractive, invaluable, but frustratingly hard-to-collect slit shells
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Note: increase of richness and abundance from high to low latitudes for ecto- but not for endoparasites. If outlier is removed in B, abundance is greater at high latitudes. A and B reproduced from: Rohde, K. and Heap, M. (1998). Latitudinal differences in species and community richness and in community structure of metazoan endo- and ectoparasites of marine teleost fish. International Journal for Parasitology 28, 461--474. With permission from Elsevier Science. C and D reproduced from: Poulin, R.
Are probably its only predators. The cockle is host to metacercariae of the trematode Curcuteria austral&. In heavily infected cockles, not only is foot tissue replaced by the larvae, but the size of the foot relative to that of the ECOLOGY AND BIOGEOGRAPHYOF MARINE PARASITES 35 shell is reduced, leading to a reduced ability of the cockle to bury in the sand and increasing the likelihood (by a factor of seven) of being eaten by the oystercatchers, which are final hosts of the trematode. Effects on cockle communities are difficult to estimate but are probably not large.
3. Equilibrium or non-equilibrium? Saturation of niches with species and the importance of intra- and inter-specific competition One of the central problems in ecology is the question of whether habitats are generally saturated with species or not; whether equilibrium or nonequilibrium conditions prevail. Closely connected to this question is the one concerning the importance of competition. If niche space is indeed ECOLOGY AND BIOGEOGRAPHYOF MARINE PARASITES 25 densely packed, as often assumed, species are more likely to compete with each other than if niche space is largely empty.
Advances in Marine Biology, Vol. 43 by Alan J. Southward, Craig M. Young, Lee A. Fuiman