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Title: Observations on larval settling behavior of the intertidal spirobids from Monterey Peninsula
Student Author(s): Jenson, Steven J.
Faculty Advisor(s): Abbott, Isabella
%E Burnett, Robin
Pages: 19
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1976
Keywords: polychaeta
Abstract: The settling behavior of spirobid polychaete larvae from rocky intertidal habitats on Monterey Peninsula was described, and settling of larvae from mixed populations was shown to be promoted by the presence of a suitable substrate bearing a film of microorganisms. At least four species occupy rocks and shells in these areas including Pileolaria sensu and possibly Paradexiospira vitrea and Spirobis marioni.