Larval Dispersal of Estuarine Invertebrates


Compiled by Jean Anastasia, State University of New York at Stony Brook


Summary Papers:


Epifanio, C. E. 1988. Transport of invertebrate larvae between estuaries and the continental shelf. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. Symp. Ser. 3: 104-114.


Forward, R. B., Jr. 1988. Diel vertical migration: zooplankton photobiology and behaviour. Oceanogr. Mar. Biol. Annu. Rev. 26: 361-393.


Scheltema, R. S. 1986. On dispersal and planktonic larvae of benthic invertebrates: an eclectic overview and summary of problems. Bull. Mar. Sci. 39: 290-322.


Stancyk, A. L. and R. J. Feller. 1986. Transport of non-decapod invertebrate larvae in estuaries: an overview. Bull. Mar. Sci. 39: 257-268.


Sulkin, S. D. 1984. Behavioural basis of depth regulation in the larvae of brachyuran crabs. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 15: 181-205.


Classic papers:


Boicourt, W. C. 1982. Estuarine larval retention mechanisms on two scales. In: Estuarine Comparisons, V. Kennedy (ed), Academic Press, NY, pp. 445-457.


Bousfield, E. L. 1955. Ecological control of the occurrence of barnacles in the Miramichi estuary. Natl. Mus. Can. Bull. Biol. Ser. 137: 1-65.


Carriker, M. R. 1951. Ecological observations on the distribution of oyster larvae in New Jersey estuaries. Ecol. Monogr. 21: 19-38.


Cronin, T. W. 1982. Estuarine retention of larvae of the crab Rhithropanopeus harrisii. Estuar. Coastal Shelf Sci. 15: 207-220.


Cronin, T. W. and R. B. Forward, Jr. 1986. Vertical migration cycles of crab larvae and their role in larval dispersal. Bull. Mar. Sci. 39: 192-201.


DeWolf, P. 1973. Ecological observations on the mechanisms of dispersal of barnacle larvae during planktonic life and settling. Netherlands J. Sea Res. 6: 1-129.


Forward, R. B., Jr. and T. W. Cronin. 1980. Tidal rhythms of activity and phototaxis of an estuarine crab larva. Biol. Bull. 158: 295-303.


Sandifer, P. A. 1975. The role of pelagic larvae in recruitment to populations of adult decapod crustaceans in the York River estuary and adjacent lower Chesapeake Bay, Virginia. Estuar. Coastal Mar. Sci. 3: 269-279.


Wood, L. and W. J. Hargis, Jr. 1971. Transport of Bivalve larvae in a tidal estuary. In: Fourth European Marine Biology Symposium, D. J. Crisp (ed), Cambridge University Press, London, pp. 29-44.

Recent Contributions:


DeVries, M. C., R. A. Tankersley, R. B. Forward Jr., W. W. Kirby Smith, and R. A. Luettich Jr. 1994. Abundance of estuarine crab larvae is associated with tidal hydrologic variables. Mar. Biol. 118: 403-413.


Hill, A. E. 1991. A mechanism for horizontal zooplankton transport by vertical migration in tidal currents. Mar. Biol. 111: 485-492.


Lochmann, S. E., R. M. Darnell, J. D. McEachran. 1995. Temporal and vertical distribution of crab larvae in a tidal pass. Estuaries 18: 255-263.


Morgan, S. G. 1990. Impact of planktivorous fishes on dispersal, hatching, and morphology of estuarine crab larvae. Ecology 71: 1639-1652.


Matthews, T. R., W. W. Schroeder and D. E. Stearns. 1991. Endogenous rhythm. light and salinity effects on postlarval brown shrimp Penaeus aztecus Ives recruitment to estuaries. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 154: 177-189.


Olmi, E. J. 1994. Vertical migration of blue crab Callinectes sapidus megalopae: implications for transport in estuaries. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 113: 39-54.


Tankersley, R. A., L. M. McKelvey and R. B. Forward, Jr. 1995. Response of estuarine crab megalopae to pressure, salinity and light: Implications for flood-tide transport. Mar.Biol. 122: 391-400.


Zeng, C. and E. Naylor. 1996. Endogenous tidal rhythms of vertical migration in field collected zoea-1 larvae of the shore crab Carcinus maenas: Implications for ebb tide offshore dispersal. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 132:71-82.