Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 28 Issue 1&2

The Microhabitat of common gastropods in Pagbilao mangroves (Philippines) and their locomotory response to salinity and temperature.

L. Pinto and A. Ledesma

In the Pagbilao mangal 13 species of gastropods occurred in six microhabitats. Littorina scabra was the most agile and tolerated a wide range of salinities and temperatures. Nerita planospira was the least tolerant to high temperatures. The response of Ellobium aurisjiidae was the slowest and it preferred a low salinity range. Terebralia sulcata could withstand high temperatures and moderately high salinities. The conditions of their microhabitats are comparable to their responses to temperature and salinities.

Date : 31-12-1986