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Measurements on the influence of the length of the daily submergence time on the condition and appearence of mussels (Mytilus edulis)
Basal, M. (1972). Measurements on the influence of the length of the daily submergence time on the condition and appearence of mussels (Mytilus edulis). Interne verslagen Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee, 1972(2). Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee: Texel. 13, 27 pp.
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  • Basal, M.

Abstract
    Mussels (Mytilus edulis) living at different intertidal levels (viz. about 40, 10 and 0% of time exposed to the air) were compared as to length distribution, meat and shell weight, and linear dimensions. The long-exposed mussels were found to be on average smaller, to contain less meat, to have heavier shells and a more blunt shape than the lower-living ones. The mussels were found to grow allometrically: their width increases faster than their height, especially at the higher intertidal levels.

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