Therefore, these animals must in some way prevent epibiont
growth and attachment.
Previous studies have discussed the negative effects of epibiont
algae on crustacean hosts: their increasing sinking rate, the possible interference with their feeding rate and their diminished capacity to escape from predators (Kiorboe et al.
and mangrove tissue samples from these trees were collected in the same way as those on which Tedania and Haliclona were growing.
The peritrich ciliate Zoothamnium intermedium Precht, 1935 was found as epibiont
on the calanoid copepods Acartia tonsa Dana, 1848 and Eurytemora affinis (Poppe, 1880) in Chesapeake Bay, USA.
Sin embargo, en general, los estudios sobre poliquetos epibiontes
de moluscos son escasos.
Aerobic respiration of the epibiont
results in beneficial localized removal of [O.sub.2] and perhaps C[O.sub.2] recycling, which in turn leads to higher photosynthetic growth and [N.sub.2]-fixing potential for the Anabaena (7, 9).
Growth rates (rate of change in number of epibiont
zooids) were calculated using the following formula: ln ( [N.sub.t]) = ln( [N.sub.0]) + rt, where, [N.sub.t] is the number of zooids at time t; [N.sub.0] is the number of zooids at time 0; t is the period of time in days; and r is the growth rate.
While this does kill epibionts
is an organism that lives on the surface of another living organism) such as barnacles, a clean turtle is not necessarily a healthy turtle."
The larger Cnemidocarpa pfefferi, with barely discernible siphons, had been taken for another Bathypera splendens, and the smaller was a nondescript epibiont
of Pyura discoveryi.
(2006) suggested that the abundance of some epibiont
species is explained by the feeding behaviour of some freshwater turtle species.
The effect of burial on shell preservation and epibiont
cover in Gulf of Mexico and Bahamas shelf and slope environments after two years: and experimental approach.
sea anemones inhabiting the American crocodile Crocodylus acutus.