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Title: Particle-Size Utilization in the Introduced Polychaete Neanthes succinea in San Francisco Bay
Authors: Fong, Peter P.
Issue Date: 1987
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Fong PP. 1987. Particle-size utilization in the introduced polychaete Neanthes succinea in San Francisco Bay. Pac Sci 41: 37-43.
Abstract: Particle-size utilization in the deposit-feeding polychaete Neanthes
succinea was examined. Gut analysis revealed that worms in San Francisco Bay
consumed a broad range of particle sizes (20-300mm diameter). Gut sediment
closely resembled size of surface sediment at the mouths of worm burrows
. indicating non-selective feeding. All size classes of worms consumed similar sized
particles. The flexibility in feeding modes and diet of nereids is discussed.
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 41, Numbers 1-4, 1987

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