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Cellana tramoserica

True limpet

Ka Yee Wong (2014)



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Branch G.M. and Branch M.L. 1980. Competition between Cellana tramoserica(Sowerby) (gastropoda) and Patiriella exigua (Lamarck) (asteroidea), and their influence on algal standing stocks. Journal of Experimental Marine Biologyand Ecolog., vol 48 ( 1). 35-49.

Casu M., Rivera-Ingraham G. A., Cossu P.,  Lai T.,Sanna D., Dedola G.L., Sussarellu R.,Gabriella Sella G., Cristo B., Curini-Galletti M.,  Garcı´a-Go´mez J. C.,Espinosa F. 2011. Patterns of spatial genetic structuring in the endangered limpet Patella ferruginea: implications for the conservation of a Mediterranean endemic Genetica. vol139.1293–1308

Coleman  R.A.  2010.Limpet aggregation does not alter desiccation in the limpet Cellana tramoserica. vol386 (1–2). 113–118.

Denny,M.W.2000. Limits to optimization: Fluid dynamics, adhesive strength and the evolution of shape in limpet shells. Journal of experimental biology. vol203(17).2603 – 2622.

Fletcher W.J. 1984. Variability in the reproductive effortof the limpet, Cellanatramoserica.Oecologia. vol 61.259-264.

Gray D. R. G., Williams A. 2010. Knowing when to stop:Rhythms of locomotor activity in the high-shore limpet, Cellana grata Gould. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.vol 391 (1–2, 15). 125–130.

Morley S.A.,Martin S.M., Day R.W., Ericson J.,  LaiC., Lamare M., Tan K., Thorne M.,  PeckL.S. 2012. Thermal Reaction Norms and the Scale of Temperature Variation:Latitudinal Vulnerability of Intertidal Nacellid Limpets to Climate Change. PLOSONE. vol7 ( 12).1-8.

Parry G.D.1982.Reproductive Effort in Four Species of Intertidal Limpets. Marine Biology vol67.267-282.

ParryG.D. 1982. The evolution of the life histories of four species of intertidal limpets. Ecological Monographs. vol52(1). 65-91.

Underwood A.J.1977.Movements of intertidal gastropods. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. Vol26(2). 191-201.

Underwood A. J. and Jernakoff P. 1981. Effects of Interactions between Algae and Grazing Gastropods on the Structure of a Low-Shore Intertidal Algal Community. Oecologia.vol 48. 221-233.