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

Richardson, AMM, 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, vol. Tasman , pp. 59-68 , doi: https://doi.org/10.26749/rstpp.120.1.59.

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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
Authors/Creators:Richardson, AMM and Zacharin, WF and Fleming, AK
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
ISSN: 0080-4703
DOI / ID Number: https://doi.org/10.26749/rstpp.120.1.59
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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