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crustose

[′krəs‚tōs]
(botany)
Of a lichen, forming a thin crustlike thallus which adheres closely to the substratum of rock, bark, or soil.
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Crustose coralline algae have been reported to be important substrata for larval settlement, and as nursery habitats for marine invertebrates, including abalone (Steneck 1986, Rowley 1990, Moss 1999, Sasaki & Shepherd 2001, Takami et al.
The study focused on several cues that are effective on a range of abalone species and/or used in abalone hatcheries (Roberts 2001)--namely, diatom films, pregrazed diatom films, GABA, and crustose coralline algae.
Crustose coralline algae (CCA) and biofilms trigger settlement in a wide array of marine invertebrate taxa (e.
Ingestion of the bacteria on and the cuticle of crustose (non-articulated) coralline algae by post-larval and juvenile abalone (Haliotis rubber Leach) from Tasmanian waters.
In addition, the same results are obtained for the cover across the different categories of lichen, in particular among the foliose lichen and the crustose lichen, where the correlation between the two categories is negative, and very highly significant, r always tending to be -1 ***.
Often in the presence of urchins and sea cucumbers, both juvenile and adult wild abalone, in areas abundant with pink crustose coralline algae, and generally in depths <8 m.
Among bigger algal species, tough cement makers called crustose calcareous algae help hold a reef together and create ridges that withstand pounding waves.
Skeletal grains are formed as internal or external skeletal units of marine organisms, including crustose and articulate corallines, mollusc shells, forams, gastropods, algae, and echinoid fragments.
Pool substrates often consist of sand and gravel and pool walls are characteristically irregular, almost vertical, and are covered by algal turf, soft macro-algae, crustose coralline algae, encrusting soft-coral, and a few stony corals.
2002, Spectral properties of foliose and crustose lichens based on laboratory experiments: Remote Sensing of the Environment, v.