Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Predation by the epipelagic heteropod mollusk Carinaria cristata forma japonica

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Arthropodes_v2b_00988, Mollusques_v2b_00449
Auteur(s)
  • R. R. Seapy
Affiliation(s)
  • Department of Biological Science, California State University, 92634, Fullerton, California, USA
Résumé

In surface waters off Southern California (USA), Carinaria cristata forma japonica van der Spoel, 1972 feeds on a variety of zooplankton, although thaliaceans, chaetognaths, and copepods predominate numerically in the diet. Feeding intensity is greatest on the most abundant of two species of thaliaceans, depending on which one dominates in the plankton at the time. Some cannibalism occurs, with the prey being about one half the size of the predator. Feeding intensity is greatest during the day, possibly because heteropods depend on vision to locate prey and because prey species are more available by day. Comparisons of the proportion of each prey species in the diet and in the plankton indicate preferential feeding on thaliaceans, chaetognaths, and mollusks; in contrast, crustaceans and especially the copepods are non-preferred prey. These preference patterns may reflect differences among prey species in the ability to escape capture. Predator and prey size are positively correlated for Doliolum denticulatum gonozoids and oozoids, Thalia democratica aggregates, and Sagitta spp. Smaller individuals of D. denticulatum gonozoids and Sagitta spp. are selectively preyed on, resulting in size refuges for larger individuals.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - natural sciences
  • 2 - biology
  • 3 - marine biology & hydrobiology
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
  • 4 - invertebres
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Physical Sciences ; 2 - Environmental Science ; 3 - Ecology
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Aquatic Science
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - marine & freshwater biology
Identifiant ISTEX
5D2E3900B71EE03F8A22D3BB1198C8B21854E671
Revue

Marine Biology

Année de publication
1980
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
9.196
Sous-corpus
  • Arthropodes
  • Mollusques
Type de publication
Journal
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