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Observations on the intertidal barnacles (Cirripedia: Balanomorpha) at Fossil Island, Tasman Peninsula: physical tolerances, orientation and fertilisation
Richardson, AMM and Zacharin, WF and Fleming, AK (1986) Observations on the intertidal barnacles (Cirripedia: Balanomorpha) at Fossil Island, Tasman Peninsula: physical tolerances, orientation and fertilisation. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, Tasman. pp. 59-68. ISSN 0080-4703
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Six species of barnacle are found intertidally at Fossil Island. Tolerances of the species to desiccation and temperature could be related to their position on the shore. The four common species all show significant orientation to water currents: in Catornerus polyrnerus the orientation is reversed lower on the shore. Strong evidence is presented that isolated C. polyrnerus individuals can self-fertilise.
|Keywords:||Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania|
|Page Range:||pp. 59-68|
|Additional Information:||Edited by S.J. Smith. - Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania|
|Date Deposited:||02 Aug 2012 05:05|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 04:39|
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