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dc.contributor.authorDexter, Deborah M.
dc.contributor.authorCrooks, Jeffrey A.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-03T11:36:28Z
dc.date.available2020-09-03T11:36:28Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholar.oxy.edu/handle/20.500.12711/11331
dc.description.abstractA twenty-year dataset on the subtidal benthic macrofauna within Mis- <br /><br />sion Bay, San Diego, reveals distinct differences in community structure along a <br /><br />back-bay/front-bay gradient. Assemblages in the extreme back bay are character- <br /><br />ized by low diversities and abundances, and are dominated by an exotic mussel, <br /><br />Musculista senhousia. Species richness increases toward the mouth, and because <br /><br />of the very high densities of M. senhousia at a station intermediate in the spatial <br /><br />gradient, total abundance and biomass show sharp peaks in this region. Despite <br /><br />the dramatically increased dominance M. senhousia has achieved in the bay, few <br /><br />negative effects of this invasion on subtidal macrofauna are evident.
dc.subjectBenthic Communities
dc.subjectExotic Mussel
dc.subjectMission Bay
dc.subjectSan Diego
dc.titleBenthic Communities and the Invasion of an Exotic Mussel in Mission Bay, San Diego: A Long-Term History
dc.title.alternativeBenthic Communities and the Invasion of an Exotic Mussel in Mission Bay
dc.typearticle
dc.abstract.formatonep
dc.source.beginpage128
dc.source.issuescas/vol99/iss3
dc.source.issue3
dc.identifier.legacyhttps://scholar.oxy.edu/scas/vol99/iss3/3
dc.source.endpage146
dc.source.peer_reviewedTRUE
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.source.volume99
dc.source.journaltitleScas: Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences


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