Observations of predation on the tropical Nudibranch Okenia sp. by sea spider Anoplodactylus longiceps Williams (Arthropoda: Pycnogonida)

Arango, C.P., and Brodie, G.D. (2003) Observations of predation on the tropical Nudibranch Okenia sp. by sea spider Anoplodactylus longiceps Williams (Arthropoda: Pycnogonida). The Veliger, 46 (1). pp. 99-101.

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[Extract] We know very little about what preys on sea slugs (Piel, 1991), and specially on tropical species. Predation of opisthobranchs by pycnogonids has been documented several times from warm temperate habitats (Piel, 1991; Rogers et al., 2000). The following laboratory observations of the chelate pycnogonid Anoplodactylus longiceps Williams, 1941, feeding on the nudibranch Okenia sp. were recently obtained from samples of an intertidal microhabitat in tropical north Queensland, Australia.

Item ID: 13824
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: Anoplodactylus longiceps Williams; Arthropoda: Pycnogonida; Okenia sp.; Predation; Sea Spider; Tropical Nudibranchs
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ISSN: 0042-3211
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2010 06:37
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0608 Zoology > 060899 Zoology not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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