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dc.contributor.author Seapy, Roger R.
dc.contributor.author Littler, Mark M.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-20T19:58:04Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-20T19:58:04Z
dc.date.issued 1993
dc.identifier.citation Seapy, Roger R. and Mark M. Littler. "Rocky Intertidal Macroinvertebrates of the Southern California Bight: An Overview and Checklist." In: 3rd California Islands Symposium. 1987. 293-322. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10139/4010
dc.description.abstract A total of 349 epibenthic taxa of macroinvertebrates were recorded from 7 mainland and 15 island rocky intertidal sites in the Southern California Bight. The occurrence of these taxa among the 22 sites is presented as a checklist organized by phyla and classes. The majority of these were mollusks (188), followed by sponges (42) and crustaceans (30). Highest numbers of taxa were recorded from: Coal Oil Point (125); Big Fisherman's Cove, Santa Catalina Island (124); Santa Rosa Island (122); Willows Anchorage, Santa Cruz Island (122) and Government Point (120). Sites having the highest numbers of common taxa (i.e., those whose average densities exceeded one individual per m2) were located on islands, and included: Willows Anchorage, Santa Cruz Island (3 8 taxa); Catalina Harbor, Santa Catalina Island (36); Prisoners Harbor, Santa Cruz Island (34); Frenchy's Cove, Anacapa Island (33); Cave Canyon, Santa Barbara Island (33) and Big Fisherman's Cove, Santa Catalina Island (33). The most abundant taxa (based on density and averaged over all sites) were Chthamalus fissus / C. dalli, followed by Littorina keenae, Phragmatopoma californica and Tetraclita rubescens. Based on percent cover, the most abundant taxa were C. fissus/C. dalli, P. californica, Mytilus californianus and Anthopleura elegantissima. With the exception of sponges, the number of northerly and southerly range extensions along the Pacific Coast recorded by this study were few. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher National Park Service en_US
dc.rights All rights reserved by copyright holder. en_US
dc.subject California Islands en_US
dc.subject Channel Islands en_US
dc.subject mollusks en_US
dc.subject gastropods en_US
dc.subject sponges en_US
dc.subject crustaceans en_US
dc.subject ascidians en_US
dc.title Rocky Intertidal Macroinvertebrates of the Southern California Bight: An Overview and Checklist en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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