Predator‐induced changes in byssal attachment, aggregation and migration in the blue mussel,Mytilus edulis

Olof Reimer, Michael Tedengren
1997 Marine and Freshwater Behaviour & Physiology  
Investigations on intertidal mussels Mytilus e d u l~s L. on an exposed rocky shore in the west of Ireland during 1983 to 1986 revealed a settlement pattern which differs from that reported elsewhere, particularly in Britain Analysis of the population structure showed the frequent presence of cohorts of ind~viduals < 500 pm shell length These cohorts appeared in the population at times and with a size range which indicates direct settlement from the plankton on the adult beds. M. eduhs larvae
more » ... y settle directly on adult beds without the initial prlmary phase on filamentous substrates postulated by the primary/secondary settlement model.
doi:10.1080/10236249709379029 fatcat:54svqs2sinclxpmhhksylokzii