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Feeding behavior by Asteroporpa annulata, a gorgonocephalid brittlestar with unbranched arms

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Date Issued:
1984
Title: Feeding behavior by Asteroporpa annulata, a gorgonocephalid brittlestar with unbranched arms.
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Name(s): Hendler, Gordon, creator
Miller, John E., creator
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 1984
Publisher: Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami
Extent: 13 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 3171637 (digitool), FADT3171637 (IID), fau:5640 (fedora)
Note(s): Using the research submersible JOHNSON-SEA-LINK I, a population of the simple-armed gorgonocephalid brittlestar, Asteroporpa annulata. was discovered on a deep-water coral pinnacle off east-central Florida. Information on the habitat, population structure, circadian activity and feeding was obtained for this previously unstudied species, the only simplearmed member of the suborder Euryalina ever directly examined in situ. The brittlestars were associated with the scleractinian, Oculina varicosa. The clumps ofcoral bearing Asteroporpa usually carried only one specimen. Asteroporpa remained perched in an exposed position during the day and night.
This manuscript is available at http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/bms and may be cited as: Hendler, G., & Miller, J. (1984). Feeding behavior by Asteroporpa annulata, a gorgonocephalid brittlestar with unbranched arms. Bulletin of Marine Science, 34(3), 449-460.
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #337.
Subject(s): Marine ecology
Marine animals --Food
Fishes
Plankton
Oceanographic submersibles
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FCLA/DT/3171637
Restrictions on Access: ©1984 Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami
Host Institution: FAU