Evidence of corallivory by the keyhole limpet Diodora galeata

Stella, Jessica (2012) Evidence of corallivory by the keyhole limpet Diodora galeata. Coral Reefs, 31 (2). p. 579.

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[Extract] A number of gastropod species are known to associate with live coral, depending on the coral as a source of food (Robertson 1970). Diodora galeata (Helbling 1779) is a small limpet (up to 20 mm in length; Fig. 1a) belonging to the family Fissurellidae (keyhole limpets). Although mainly herbivorous, grazing on micro-algae, some fissurellids have also been observed to graze on sponges and detritus (Fretter and Graham 1976). However, little is known about the ecology of this family.

Item ID: 24994
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 1432-0975
Keywords: corallivore, limpet
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2013 05:01
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl Marine Ichthyology) @ 100%
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