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dc.contributor.author Taylor, Peter B en_US
dc.contributor.author Chen, Lo-Chai en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-18T04:24:47Z en_US
dc.date.available 2008-11-18T04:24:47Z en_US
dc.date.issued 1969-07 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Taylor PB, Chen LC. 1969. The predator-prey relationship between the octopus (Octopus bimaculatus) and the California scorpionfish (Scorpaena guttata). Pac Sci 23(3): 311-316. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-8870 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/3386 en_US
dc.description.abstract The predator-prey relationships between the California scorpionfish Scorpaena guttata Girard and the octopus Octopus bimaculatus Verrill were examined by observations of behavior in aquariums. California scorpionfish eat small octopuses, but they specifically evade large octopuses attempting to stalk them, in contrast with their defensive behavior, employing the venomous spines, against other potential predators. They appear to discriminate between predatory behavior and other kinds of behavior of octopuses. The observations suggest that, in nature, octopuses prey on scorpionfish, principally on the juveniles. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press en_US
dc.title The Predator-Prey Relationship between the Octopus (Octopus bimaculatus) and the California Scorpionfish (Scorpaena guttata) en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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