Tidal vertical migration: an endogenous rhythm in estuarine crab larvae.


Journal Article

Field-caught larvae of the estuarine crab Rhithropanopeus harrisii have a tidal rhythm of vertical migration when maintained in constant conditions. Laboratory-reared larvae do not show this rhythm. Endogenous tidal vertical migrations aid the retention of these planktonic larvae in estuaries near the parent populations.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cronin, TW; Forward, RB

Published Date

  • September 1, 1979

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 205 / 4410

Start / End Page

  • 1020 - 1022

PubMed ID

  • 17795563

Pubmed Central ID

  • 17795563

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1095-9203

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0036-8075

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1126/science.205.4410.1020


  • eng