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A note on the feeding, growth and reproduction of the epipelagic scyphomedusa Pelagia noctiluca (Forskål)

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Date Issued:
1987
Title: A note on the feeding, growth and reproduction of the epipelagic scyphomedusa Pelagia noctiluca (Forskål).
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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: 1987
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Extent: 9 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 3352917 (digitool), FADT3352917 (IID), fau:6554 (fedora)
Note(s): Pelagia noctiluca is a common circumtropical, epipelagic scyphomedusa. It captures prey either on the exumbrella, tentacles, or oral arms. Ciliary activity and muscular contractions transport the prey proximally toward the stomach where the elongate gastric cirri attach to it and digestion begins. Prey of P. noctiluca medusae collected in inshore waters of Puerto Rico consisted of a wide variety of zooplankton (e.g., hydromedusae, ctenophores, copepods, chaetognaths, and fish eggs).
This is an electronic published version of an article which may be cited as: Larson, R. J. (1987). A note on the feeding, growth and reproduction of the epipelagic scyphomedusa Pelagia noctiluca (Forskål). Biological Oceanography, 4(4), 447-454.
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #556.
Subject(s): Scyphozoa
Scyphomedusae
Reproduction
Feeding
Growth
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FCLA/DT/3352917
Restrictions on Access: ©1987 Taylor & Francis Group
Host Institution: FAU