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Settlement behaviour of ascidian larvae: preliminary evidence for inhibition by sponge allelochemicals

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Some 63% of larvae of the colonial ascidian Podoclavella moluccensis settled on their first contact with the substratum, while a small percentage made ten or more contacts prior to settlement. Two species of subtidal sponge, Mycale sp. and Crella incrustans, were consistently avoided by settling larvae. Settlement by ascidian larvae may be inhibited by natural products released from or at the surface of these sponges. -from Authors

Publication Date


  • 1991

Citation


  • Davis, A. R., Butler, A. J., & Van Altena, I. (1991). Settlement behaviour of ascidian larvae: preliminary evidence for inhibition by sponge allelochemicals. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 72(1-2), 117-123. doi:10.3354/meps072117

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0026296329

Start Page


  • 117

End Page


  • 123

Volume


  • 72

Issue


  • 1-2

Abstract


  • Some 63% of larvae of the colonial ascidian Podoclavella moluccensis settled on their first contact with the substratum, while a small percentage made ten or more contacts prior to settlement. Two species of subtidal sponge, Mycale sp. and Crella incrustans, were consistently avoided by settling larvae. Settlement by ascidian larvae may be inhibited by natural products released from or at the surface of these sponges. -from Authors

Publication Date


  • 1991

Citation


  • Davis, A. R., Butler, A. J., & Van Altena, I. (1991). Settlement behaviour of ascidian larvae: preliminary evidence for inhibition by sponge allelochemicals. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 72(1-2), 117-123. doi:10.3354/meps072117

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0026296329

Start Page


  • 117

End Page


  • 123

Volume


  • 72

Issue


  • 1-2