Jackson Estuarine Laboratory
Production Ecology of Haustorius Canadensis (Amphipoda: Haustoriidae) in Southern Maine
Several studies (Croker, 1977; Dexter, 1969; Samaeoto, 1969; Shelton, Robertson, 1981) have shown that the sandy beach communities of the east coast of North America are dominated by haustoriid amphipods. The sandy beach communities in northern New England consist of approximately 11 species, predominantly peracarid crustaceans, and are dominated by the haustoriid amphipods Haustorius canadensis and Acanthohaustorius millsi and Amphiporeia virginiana (Croker, 1977). Although much work has been done on these communities, to date no attempt has been made to describe the patterns of energy flow or secondary production occurring in these systems.
Sandy Beaches as Ecosystems
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Donn, T.E., Jr. and R.A. Croker. 1983. Production ecology of Haustorius canadensis (Amphipoda: Haustoriidae) in southern Maine. Proc. of the Int. Symp. "Sandy Beaches as Ecosystems," Port Elizabeth, So. Africa, Jan. 17-21, 1983. Junk, Holland, pp. 661-667.