Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Ecology of toxicity in marine sponges

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Eponges_v2b_0025, Poissons_v2b_000224
Auteur(s)
  • G. Green
Affiliation(s)
  • Centro de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, Distrito Federal, México
Résumé

An investigation of the ecology of toxicity in marine sponges from different latitudes on the North American continent was made. Results indicated that toxicity in sponges increased with decreasing latitude. Three of the 34 species (9%) of sponges from San Juan Island, Washington, USA (48°N), were toxic to fishes. Nine of the 44 species (20%) of sponges from Santa Catalina Island, California, USA (33°N), were toxic. Seven of the 11 species (64%) of sponges from Zihuatanejo Bay, Guerrero, México (17°N), were toxic. Twenty-seven of the 36 species (75%) of sponges from La Blanquilla, Veracruz, México (19°N), were toxic. Most of these toxic sponges are openly exposed to fishes. The most common exposed sponges proved to be highly toxic to fishes. Force-feeding experiments conducted with wrasses demonstrated the effectiveness of the toxin of sponges. A hypothesis is proposed which explains the relationship between species diversity of fishes and sponge toxicity with latitude.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - natural sciences
  • 2 - biology
  • 3 - marine biology & hydrobiology
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
  • 4 - psychologie. psychophysiologie
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Physical Sciences ; 2 - Environmental Science ; 3 - Ecology
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Aquatic Science
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - marine & freshwater biology
Identifiant ISTEX
3EA32A840A783A8FF53A90798BF04B1B3D67273D
Revue

Marine Biology

Année de publication
1977
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
8.824
Sous-corpus
  • Eponges
  • Poissons
Type de publication
Journal
ark:/67375/1BB-5BF17P02-T
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