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Feeding and functional morphology of the lobate ctenophore Mnemiopsis mccradyi

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Date Issued:
1988
Title: Feeding and functional morphology of the lobate ctenophore Mnemiopsis mccradyi.
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Name(s): Larson, R. J., creator
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 1988
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Extent: 9 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 3173011 (digitool), FADT3173011 (IID), fau:5732 (fedora), 10.1016/0272-7714(88)90080-7 (doi)
Note(s): In the laboratory, specimens of Mnemiopsis mccradyi caught prey during vertical foraging when their preoral lobes were expanded. The site of prey entrapment depended mostly on prey size and activity. Relatively small inactive nauplii were caught mostly by the tentacles which number in the thousands. Larger (1–2 mm) more active copepods were caught on the inner surfaces of the expansive preoral lobes by viscous mucus. The lobes generally closed in response to contact by active copepod prey, thus reducing the possibility of escape. Prey were transported from the lobes, by cilia, directly to the mouth, or to the labial grooves and then to the mouth.
The final published version of this manuscript is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02727714 and may be cited as: Larson, R. J. (1988). Feeding and functional morphology of the lobate ctenophore Mnemiopsis mccradyi. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 27(5), 495-502. doi:10.1016/0272-7714(88)90080-7
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #633.
Subject(s): Ctenophora
Animal feeding
Predation (Biology)
Zooplankton
Food chains (Ecology)
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FCLA/DT/3173011
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0272-7714(88)90080-7
Restrictions on Access: ©1988 Academic Press Inc. (London) Limited in association with the Estuarine and Brackishwater Sciences Association
Host Institution: FAU