The factors that influence settlement of scallops and many other bivalve taxa are presently poorly known. Aequipecten opercularis and Pecten maximus demonstrate seasonal peaks of settlement that are variable from year to year. This study demonstrates that moonlight intensity and duration may be a temporal settlement cue for pectinids.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
|Event||13th International Pectinid Workshop - Universidad Catolica del Norte, Coquimbo, Chile|
Duration: 18 Apr 2001 → 24 Apr 2001
|Conference||13th International Pectinid Workshop|
|Period||18/04/01 → 24/04/01|
Nance, D. A., & Fraser, P. (2001). Moonlight: a possible factor influencing temporal settlement of the scallops Aequipecten (=Chlamys) opercularis (L.) and Pecten maximus (L.). 176-179. Paper presented at 13th International Pectinid Workshop, Coquimbo, Chile.