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The life history and reproductive biology of Odostomia eulimoides (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia) on the south coast of Ireland

  • Y. M. T. McFadden (a1) and A. A. Myers (a1)
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Populations of Odostomia eulimoides Hartley were sampled from mussel beds on an exposed rocky shore at Preghane Point on the south coast of Ireland from April 1984 to October 1985 and from sublittoral farmed mussels at Bantry Bay on the south west coast of Ireland from March to October 1986.

At Preghane Point O. eulimoides had a area-annual life cycle with summer-autumn recruitment. Peak recruitment occurred from May to July in 1984 and from July to September in 1985. This aphasic recruitment was explained by the lower mean adult shell height recorded from April to June 1985 than in these same months in 1984.

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Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
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