Food and feeding behavior of the nemerteanTortus tokmakovae

Food and feeding behavior of the nemerteanTortus tokmakovae The food and feeding behavior of the suctorial nemerteanTortus tokmakovae Chernyshev, 1991, inhabiting the intertidal zone of Peter the Great Bay are studied. Laboratory observations show that this tortus is capable of attacking and consuming 6 species of amphipods, Mysidae gen. sp. mysids andPandalus sp. shrimps. Moreover, the tortuses suck the tissues of various dead crustaceans. Several tortuses may together attack and consume one amphipod. It is suggested thatT. tokmakovae play a significant role in intertidal communities. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Marine Biology Springer Journals

Food and feeding behavior of the nemerteanTortus tokmakovae

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Publisher
Nauka/Interperiodica
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 by MAIK “Nauka/Interperiodica”
Subject
Life Sciences; Freshwater & Marine Ecology
ISSN
1063-0740
eISSN
1608-3377
D.O.I.
10.1007/BF02759525
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Abstract

The food and feeding behavior of the suctorial nemerteanTortus tokmakovae Chernyshev, 1991, inhabiting the intertidal zone of Peter the Great Bay are studied. Laboratory observations show that this tortus is capable of attacking and consuming 6 species of amphipods, Mysidae gen. sp. mysids andPandalus sp. shrimps. Moreover, the tortuses suck the tissues of various dead crustaceans. Several tortuses may together attack and consume one amphipod. It is suggested thatT. tokmakovae play a significant role in intertidal communities.

Journal

Russian Journal of Marine BiologySpringer Journals

Published: Nov 18, 2007

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