Notes On the Behavior of Euprymna Scolopes (Cephalopoda: Sepiolidae)

Notes On the Behavior of Euprymna Scolopes (Cephalopoda: Sepiolidae) NOTES ON THE BEHAVIOR OF EUPRYMNA SCOLOPES (CEPHALOPODA: SEPIOLIDAE) by M. MOYNIHAN1) (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Panama) (With 2 Figures) (Acc. 10-XII-1982) Introduction The sepiolid, Euprymna scolopes, is abundant in some areas of the Hawaiian Islands. The species has been the subject of sophisticated physiological studies (e.g. ARNOLD et al., 1972; SINGLEY, 1981), but not many other kinds of investigations. Information on natural history (BERRY, 1912) is minimal. As far as I know, nothing has been published on social behavior. It may, therefore, be worth recording a few observa- tions made in late November and early December of 1981. Materials and methods Some 25 individuals of Euprymna scolopes were found and collected in Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, on the evening of November 29th between the hours of 7:30 and 9:00 p.m. They were swimming or drifting high in shallow water (20 cm to 1 m) near the "mainland", not far from the pier used by boats to Cocos Island. All the animals were moving diagonally in- shore. Winds and tide were strong. The substrate was sand with patches of rock and coral. According to A. Nomexi (pers. comm. ) this habitat is typical of the local population of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Behaviour Brill

Notes On the Behavior of Euprymna Scolopes (Cephalopoda: Sepiolidae)

Behaviour, Volume 85 (1-2): 25 – Jan 1, 1983

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© 1983 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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NOTES ON THE BEHAVIOR OF EUPRYMNA SCOLOPES (CEPHALOPODA: SEPIOLIDAE) by M. MOYNIHAN1) (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Panama) (With 2 Figures) (Acc. 10-XII-1982) Introduction The sepiolid, Euprymna scolopes, is abundant in some areas of the Hawaiian Islands. The species has been the subject of sophisticated physiological studies (e.g. ARNOLD et al., 1972; SINGLEY, 1981), but not many other kinds of investigations. Information on natural history (BERRY, 1912) is minimal. As far as I know, nothing has been published on social behavior. It may, therefore, be worth recording a few observa- tions made in late November and early December of 1981. Materials and methods Some 25 individuals of Euprymna scolopes were found and collected in Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, on the evening of November 29th between the hours of 7:30 and 9:00 p.m. They were swimming or drifting high in shallow water (20 cm to 1 m) near the "mainland", not far from the pier used by boats to Cocos Island. All the animals were moving diagonally in- shore. Winds and tide were strong. The substrate was sand with patches of rock and coral. According to A. Nomexi (pers. comm. ) this habitat is typical of the local population of

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