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Can mineralogical features affect the distribution patterns of sessile gastropods? The Vermetidae case in the Mediterranean Sea
Schiaparelli, S.; Guidetti, P.; Cattaneo-Vietti, R. (2003). Can mineralogical features affect the distribution patterns of sessile gastropods? The Vermetidae case in the Mediterranean Sea. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 83(6): 1267-1268
In: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press/Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom: Cambridge. ISSN 0025-3154, more
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Keywords
    Geographical distribution; Sessile species; Gastropoda [WoRMS]; Mediterranean [Marine Regions]; Marine

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  • Schiaparelli, S.
  • Guidetti, P., more
  • Cattaneo-Vietti, R.

Abstract
    Spatial distribution patterns of two sessile gastropods belonging to Vermetidae, Vermetus triquetrus and Dendropoma petraeum, were studied in June 2001 in north-eastern Sardinia (Mediterranean Sea, Italy). Density of individuals was assessed within quadrats positioned on a shallow (0·1-1 m depth) rocky substrate of different lithological types (limestone and granite), at a hierarchy of spatial scales. Density of D. petraeum is significantly greater on granite than on limestone, while V. triquetrus does not show any differences related to rock type.

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