Adaptive temperature-dependent activity patterns in marine gastropods

Noemi Noff, Batia Lavie, Giora Heth, Eviatar Nevo

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Activity patterns measured by vertical movement (VM) in laboratory aquaria were higher in the marine gastropod Monodonta turbinata than inM. turbiformis at 20–36°C. Higher temperatures induced increase VM values for both species, in particular for M. turbinata, which reached 0.95 VM at 31–36°C. We suggest that the differential temperature·dependent activity patterns found may be related to the different ecological niches of these two species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-66
Number of pages6
JournalIsrael Journal of Zoology
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology


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