Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK



Short Communication

Habitat partitioning by two wood-boring invertebrates in a mangrove system in tropical Australia


Aung  Si a1, C.G.  Alexander a1 and O.  Bellwood a1c1
a1 Department of Marine Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD 4811, Australia

Abstract

Driftwood was collected from Stuart Creek, North Queensland, to examine the relationship between the wood-boring isopod, Sphaeroma terebrans (Isopoda: Sphaeromatidae), and the wood-boring mollusc, Bankia australis (Bivalvia: Teredinidae). Broadly non-overlapping distributions in individual pieces of driftwood were found for S. terebrans and molluscan wood-borers at the study site.

(Received August 7 2000)
(Accepted September 29 2000)


Correspondence:
c1 e-mail: orpha.bellwood@jcu.edu.edu