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Effect of extreme salinity conditions on the survival of Mytilopsis sallei (Recluz) (Pelecypoda)

Effects of salinity conditions, ranging from fresh water to 80‰, on the survival of marine molluscan fouling species, Mytilopsis sallei Recluz, have been studied in the laboratory. The results show that the species exhibits a wide tolerance to different salinity conditions including freshwater, showing normal activity up to 50‰ beyond which the higher salt concentration had a lethal effect. The effect of various salinity conditions on spawning has also been examined. The significance of wide range tolerance to salinity on the fouling in seawater cooling systems is discussed. Hydrobiologia 46: 199-206; 1975