Ecology

Habitat

Known from seamounts and knolls
  • Stocks, K. 2009. Seamounts Online: an online information system for seamount biology. Version 2009-1. World Wide Web electronic publication.
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Source: World Register of Marine Species

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Depth range based on 1257 specimens in 27 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 578 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 352.5
  Temperature range (°C): -1.537 - 27.678
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.161 - 26.753
  Salinity (PPS): 27.473 - 38.444
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.123 - 8.585
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.038 - 2.047
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.777 - 33.587

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Depth range (m): 0 - 352.5

Temperature range (°C): -1.537 - 27.678

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.161 - 26.753

Salinity (PPS): 27.473 - 38.444

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.123 - 8.585

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.038 - 2.047

Silicate (umol/l): 0.777 - 33.587
 
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Associations

Known prey organisms

Musculus (Filicrisia franciscana, Musculus) preys on:
plankton
detritus
phytoplankton
zooplankton

Based on studies in:
USA: California, Monterey Bay (Littoral, Rocky shore)

This list may not be complete but is based on published studies.
  • P. W. Glynn, Community composition, structure, and interrelationships in the marine intertidal Endocladia Muricata - Balanus glandula association in Monterey Bay, California, Beaufortia 12(148):1-198, from p. 133 (1965).
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Wikipedia

Musculus (genus)

Musculus is a genus of mussels in the family Mytilidae.[1]

Selected species

References

  1. ^ Abbott, R.T. & Morris, P.A. A Field Guide to Shells: Altantic and Gulf Coasts and the West Indies. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1995. 18-19.


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