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dc.contributor.authorD. Burfeind, Danaen_US
dc.contributor.authorR. Tibbetts, Ianen_US
dc.contributor.authorW. Udy, Jamesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T13:12:41Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T13:12:41Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-09-15T07:04:59Z
dc.identifier.issn00188158en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10750-009-9845-2en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/32993
dc.description.abstractThe marine alga Caulerpa taxifolia Vahl (C. Agardh), recognized globally as one of the most prolific non-native species introductions, has been introduced to several temperate locations from where it has since rapidly expanded. C. taxifolia is protected by a toxin (terpenoid) in its tissues that limits grazing by native herbivores. Sacoglossan molluscs of the genus Elysia are among the few organisms that graze C. taxifolia; however, little is known about their feeding ecology. In the current study, we quantified the grazing rates of Elysia tomentosa on native C. taxifolia (Moreton Bay, Queensland) and introduced C. taxifolia (Botany Bay and Lake Conjola, New South Wales). Grazing rates were similar at Moreton Bay sites and Botany Bay; however, they were significantly lower in Lake Conjola. At the maximum observed grazing rate, slugs ate their body weight in C. taxifolia (dry weight) every 18-24 h. Differences in grazing rates between locations may be explained by differences in C. taxifolia morphology rather than native or introduced origin.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom355en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto358en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalHydrobiologiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume632en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEcosystem Functionen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEcology not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050102en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode060299en_US
dc.titleGrazing rates of Elysia tomentosa on native and introduced Caulerpa taxifoliaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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