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Title: The Distribution and Abundance of Chloeia pinnata Moore, 1911 (Polychaeta: Amphinomidae) on the Southern California Borderland
Authors: Jones, Gilbert F.
Thompson, Bruce E.
Issue Date: 1987
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Jones GF, Thompson BE. 1987. The distribution and abundance of Chloeia pinnata Moore, 1911 (Polychaeta: Amphinomidae) on the Southern California Borderland. Pac Sci 41: 122-131.
Abstract: The amphinomid polychaete Chloeia pinnata Moore (1911) is a
widely distributed member of the benthos of the southern California borderland
where it is a prominent faunal element of every major habitat including the deep
basins. In this wide range of environments it lives with a large number of other
taxa which differ markedly from one location to another. The population
densities of Chloeia were highest in two very dissimilar types of environments the
offshore insular shelf of the Channel Islands and Cortes and Tanner Banks,
and the nearshore mainland shelf. The two offshore areas are primarily nondepositional
environments where relatively strong currents result in the development
of coarse sediments rich in biogenic calcium carbonate components.
These areas are influenced by persistent upwelling. By contrast, the parts of the
mainland shelf where population densities of Chloeia were high, are in equilibrium
environments highly influenced by the release of wastewaters.
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 41, Numbers 1-4, 1987

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