Ecology of Chondrus crispus Stackhouse (Rhodophyta) in the Northern coast of Spain. I Seasonal patterns
Consolación Fernández, Mª Puerto Menéndez
The seasonalaspects of two Chondrus crispus populations growing along the centralcoast of Asturias (northern Spain) were studied and compared with otherregions. Biomass seems to show a seasonal pattern determined by seawatertemperature and irradiance. Density and size-development classes seem not to becorrelated with these environmental factors. Ploidy composition show a slightpredominance of tetrasporophytes, and some causal factors are discussed.
Keywords:Chondrus, seasonal patterns, Asturias, N. Spain.
Sci. Mar. 55(3) : 475-481
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