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Title: Some Aspects of the Ecology of Lingula (Brachiopoda) in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii 
Author: Worcester, William S.
Date: 1969-12-01
Publisher: University of Hawai'i, Honolulu
Citation: Worcester, William S. Some Aspects of the Ecology of Lingula (Brachiopoda) in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Honolulu: University of Hawaii, 1969.
Abstract: Lingula is one of the most morphologlcally conservative genera known. Thls brachiopod has remained essentially
unmodified for 350-400 mllllon years (Hyman, 1959. Paine,
1963). It is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, llvlng animal genus wlth a fossil record, and is well represented in
the geologic column from the Ordovician. Deposits containing
Lingula are thought to have been formed in a shallow, warm,
sea water environment (Weller, 1957, Cloud, 1948). Their
fossil remains occur on all continents (except possibly
Africa) in most kinds of sedimentary facies, but most
frequently ln black-shales and related sediments (Moore,
Lalioker and Fisher, 1952).
This investigation, which extended from June 1967 to
February 1969, deals with the distribution, limiting factors,
interspecific interactions, feeding, growth and other aspects
of the life history of Lingula reevii in the southern sector
of Kaneohe Bay. The main objectives were 1) to understand
the ecological position of Lingula reevii, especially with
respect to limiting factors, interspecific interactions,
distributional pattern and growth and 2) to use this
ecological information as an aid in the understanding of the
ancient environments in which Lingula is found as a fossil.
Description: Typescript. Bibliography: leaves 48-49.
Pages/Duration: 54 pages
Rights: All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
LC Subject Headings: Lingula.
Marine ecology--Hawaii--Kaneohe Bay.
Kaneohe Bay (Hawaii)

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