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Observations on the intertidal barnacles (Cirripedia: Balanomorpha) at Fossil Island, Tasman Peninsula: physical tolerances, orientation and fertilisation

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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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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
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
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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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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