Modeling spatial distribution of the unionid mussels and the core-satellite hypothesis

Hooi Ling Lee, Donald DeAngelis, Hock Lye Koh

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Abstract

This paper discusses the spatial distribution patterns of the various species of the Unionid mussels as functions of their respective life-cycle characteristics. Computer simulations identify two life-cycle characteristics as major factors governing the abundance of a species, namely the movement range of their fish hosts and the success rate of the parasitic larval glochidia in finding fish hosts. Core mussels species have fish hosts with large movement range to disperse the parasitic larval glochidia to achieve high levels of abundance. Species associated with fish host of limited movement range require high success rate of finding fish host to achieve at least an intermediate level of abundance. Species with low success rate of finding fish hosts coupled with fish hosts having limited movement range exhibit satellite species characteristics, namely rare in numbers and sparse in distributions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-79
Number of pages7
JournalWater Science and Technology
Volume38
Issue number7 pt 6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

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Keywords

  • Aged-structure
  • Core-satellite
  • Ecological modeling
  • Environmental restoration
  • Fish-host
  • Mussel populations

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  • Water Science and Technology

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Modeling spatial distribution of the unionid mussels and the core-satellite hypothesis. / Lee, Hooi Ling; DeAngelis, Donald; Koh, Hock Lye.

In: Water Science and Technology, Vol. 38, No. 7 pt 6, 01.01.1998, p. 73-79.

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Lee, Hooi Ling ; DeAngelis, Donald ; Koh, Hock Lye. / Modeling spatial distribution of the unionid mussels and the core-satellite hypothesis. In: Water Science and Technology. 1998 ; Vol. 38, No. 7 pt 6. pp. 73-79.
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