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On growth, feeding and reproduction in the chitonMopalia muscosa of Santa Monica Bay

  • Richard A. Boolootian1
Helgoländer wissenschaftliche Meeresuntersuchungen11:BF01612371


1. InM. muscosa shell growth slows or stops during the winter months.

2.M. muscosa in Santa Monica Bay are herbivorous and eat red and green algae as their main foods.

3.M. muscosa exhibit two distinct spawning periods which occur mainly during winter and early spring.