Physiological ecology of the limpet Cellana Ornata (dillwyn)

Sharon L Smith

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Abstract

Experiments on three groups of Cellana ornata from different types of rocky shore showed that a sheltered‐shore group occupying the intertidal area 0.9–1.2 m (3–4 ft) above MLW was the most desiccation resistant (water loss 4% wet flesh weight per hour) and had the lowest metabolic rate (oxygen consumed 0.44 mg.g‐1.h‐1). C. ornata collected from 0.3–0.6 m (1–2 ft) above MLW on an. exposed shore had the highest metabolic rate (0.172 mg.g‐1h‐1) and least desiccation resistance (6.25% water lost per hour). In this species, vertical height on the shore and wave action together determine the effects of the intertidal environment on the organism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)395-402
Number of pages8
JournalNew Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1975
Externally publishedYes

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ecophysiology
desiccation
ecology
rocky shore
wave action
intertidal environment
water
oxygen
organisms
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rate
limpets
organism
loss
effect

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  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology

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Physiological ecology of the limpet Cellana Ornata (dillwyn). / Smith, Sharon L.

In: New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, Vol. 9, No. 3, 1975, p. 395-402.

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