Rocky shore definitions

Macrofauna
animals greater than 1mm in size
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Meiofauna
animals smaller than 1mm
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Direct developing larvae
juveniles hatch from eggs and crawl away
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Lecithotrophic larvae
larvae are planktonic and use a yolk-sac for nurishment
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Planktotrophic larvae
larvae are free-swimming and fee-feeding
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Pelagic larval stage
time larvae spend in the water column before ettling
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Exploitative competition
ability to harvest limited food resources
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Pre-emptive competiton
competitor recruits to and dominates space
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interference competition
competitor physically contest resources
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pleistocene
the first epoch of the quaternary period
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population connectivity
gene flow
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Card 2

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animals smaller than 1mm

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Meiofauna

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juveniles hatch from eggs and crawl away

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Card 4

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larvae are planktonic and use a yolk-sac for nurishment

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Card 5

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larvae are free-swimming and fee-feeding

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