Predator–prey interaction between muricid gastropods and mussels under ocean acidification

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)911-916
Journal / PublicationMarine Pollution Bulletin
Volume124
Issue number2
Online published11 Jan 2017
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2017

Conference

Title8th International Conference on Marine Pollution and Ecotoxicology (ICMPE-8)
LocationThe University of Hong Kong
PlaceHong Kong
Period20 - 24 June 2016

Abstract

Predation of the muricid gastropod Thais clavigera on two-sized groups of the mussel Brachidontes variabilis was studied under three pCO2 levels, 380, 950, and 1250 μatm. At 950 μatm pCO2 level, the prey handling time decreased significantly and large-sized B. variabilis were preferred by T. clavigera. However, the prey consumption rate was independent of pCO2 levels, although the prey searching time increased significantly at elevated pCO2. These findings indicated that the predator–prey interaction between T. clavigera and B. variabilis was altered under ocean acidification, which will have a long-term impact on the population dynamics of the interacting species.

Research Area(s)

  • Predator-prey interaction, Ocean acidification, Mussels, Muricid gastropods

Citation Format(s)

Predator–prey interaction between muricid gastropods and mussels under ocean acidification. / Xu, X-Y.; Yip, K.R.; Shin, P.K.S. et al.

In: Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol. 124, No. 2, 30.11.2017, p. 911-916.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review