Aspects of the ecology of Stichopus mollis (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) in north-eastern New Zealand

Show simple item record Sewell, Mary en 2015-01-28T23:24:27Z en 1990 en
dc.identifier.citation New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 1990, 24 (1), pp. 97 - 103 (7) en
dc.identifier.issn 0028-8330 en
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dc.description.abstract The size‐frequency distribution, sex ratio, and visceral index in a population of the aspidochirote holothurian Stichopus mollis (Hutton, 1872) were studied on the north‐east coast of New Zealand. Adult Stichopus mollis ranged in length from 13 to 25 cm, and showed a unimodal size‐frequency distribution. Young S. mollis were rare, and were found under boulders in the shallow subtidal zone (5–8 m). The population of S. mollis under study showed a 1 : 1 sex ratio; three hermaphrodites were found. The viscera index maintained an approximately uniform value throughout the reproductive season. No evidence was found for spontaneous evisceration or seasonal atrophy of the viscera. Two predatory attacks on S. mollis by the asteroid Luidia varia were observed. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research en
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dc.title Aspects of the ecology of Stichopus mollis (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) in north-eastern New Zealand en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/00288330.1990.9516405 en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 97 en
pubs.volume 24 en
pubs.end-page 103 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 458431 en Science en Biological Sciences en
dc.identifier.eissn 1175-8805 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2014-10-16 en

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