Moonlight: a possible factor influencing temporal settlement of the scallops Aequipecten (=Chlamys) opercularis (L.) and Pecten maximus (L.)

David Alexander Nance, Peter Fraser*

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages176-179
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event13th International Pectinid Workshop - Universidad Catolica del Norte, Coquimbo, Chile
Duration: 18 Apr 200124 Apr 2001

Conference

Conference13th International Pectinid Workshop
CountryChile
CityCoquimbo
Period18/04/0124/04/01

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