Biomass and caloric studies on marine invertebrates and algae at Kerguelen, southern Indian Ocean.

Academic Article


  • An energetic analysis of the reproduction in the brooding heart urchin Abatus cordatus and a brooding starfish was initiated. A quantitative transect of a rocky intertidal area in the Baie du Morbihan showed distinct zonation with high biomass of both macroinvertebrates and macroalgae. Encrusting coralline algae and chitons occupied the highest tide pools; leafy macroalgae, mussels, chitons and anemones occupied the mid-level tide pools; low-growing macroalgae and mussels occurred at extreme low tide levels below the Durvillea belt. -from Current Antarctic Literature
  • Author List

  • Lawrence JM; McClintock JB
  • Start Page

  • 183
  • End Page

  • 185
  • Volume

  • 18
  • Issue

  • 5