The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Larval body size–mass relationships of barnacles common to the English Channel coast of the UK

Larval body size–mass relationships of barnacles common to the English Channel coast of the UK
Larval body size–mass relationships of barnacles common to the English Channel coast of the UK
The study presents dry mass and body measurements of the larval stages of five common barnacle species occurring in mesozooplankton catches of Southampton Water and the central Solent area of the south coast of the UK. Quantitative samples were collected with conventional 120-mm mesh plankton nets. Species-specific regression equations relating carapace width and total length with dry mass were obtained for stage II to stage VI nauplii and cyprids of Austrominius modestus, Amphibalanus improvisus, Balanus crenatus, Semibalanus balanoides and Verruca stroemia. Width–dry mass and length–dry mass regressions obtained in the present study accounted for more than 98% of the variability for naupliar stages, and length–dry mass for 80% of the variability for cyprids. The dry mass of barnacle larvae predicted from carapace width equations determined here differed by only –6% from the measured dry masses of an independent data set, suggesting these first-reported equations of barnacle larvae are useful additions to zooplankton production studies.
body size–mass relationships, barnacle larvae, cirripedia, meroplankton, Austrominius modestus, Amphibalanus improvisus, Balanus crenatus, Semibalanus balanoides, Verruca stroemia
0025-3154
181-189
Muxagata, E.
d6885caf-aaed-4d12-9ef3-46c4c3bbd7fb
Williams, J.A.
f6ba1788-3b2f-4050-a6b9-473109691093
Muxagata, E.
d6885caf-aaed-4d12-9ef3-46c4c3bbd7fb
Williams, J.A.
f6ba1788-3b2f-4050-a6b9-473109691093

Muxagata, E. and Williams, J.A. (2011) Larval body size–mass relationships of barnacles common to the English Channel coast of the UK Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 91, (1), pp. 181-189. (doi:10.1017/S0025315410001402).

Record type: Article

Abstract

The study presents dry mass and body measurements of the larval stages of five common barnacle species occurring in mesozooplankton catches of Southampton Water and the central Solent area of the south coast of the UK. Quantitative samples were collected with conventional 120-mm mesh plankton nets. Species-specific regression equations relating carapace width and total length with dry mass were obtained for stage II to stage VI nauplii and cyprids of Austrominius modestus, Amphibalanus improvisus, Balanus crenatus, Semibalanus balanoides and Verruca stroemia. Width–dry mass and length–dry mass regressions obtained in the present study accounted for more than 98% of the variability for naupliar stages, and length–dry mass for 80% of the variability for cyprids. The dry mass of barnacle larvae predicted from carapace width equations determined here differed by only –6% from the measured dry masses of an independent data set, suggesting these first-reported equations of barnacle larvae are useful additions to zooplankton production studies.

Full text not available from this repository.

More information

Published date: 2011
Keywords: body size–mass relationships, barnacle larvae, cirripedia, meroplankton, Austrominius modestus, Amphibalanus improvisus, Balanus crenatus, Semibalanus balanoides, Verruca stroemia

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 179297
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/179297
ISSN: 0025-3154
PURE UUID: aa487f0b-e04f-4ca2-b1d6-1098e7492e5f
ORCID for E. Muxagata: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6392-126X

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 31 Mar 2011 13:45
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:03

Export record

Altmetrics

Contributors

Author: E. Muxagata ORCID iD
Author: J.A. Williams

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×