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Substrate Selection in Caprellid Amphipods of Southern California, with Emphasis on Caprella californica Stimpson and Caprella equilibra Say (Amphipoda)

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Title:Substrate Selection in Caprellid Amphipods of Southern California, with Emphasis on Caprella californica Stimpson and Caprella equilibra Say (Amphipoda)
Authors:Keith, Donald E.
Date Issued:Jul 1971
Publisher:University of Hawai'i Press
Citation:Keith DE. 1971. Substrate selection in caprellid amphipods of Southern California, with emphasis on Caprella californica Stimpson and Caprella equilibra Say (amphipoda). Pac Sci 25(3): 387-394.
Abstract:The substrate affinities of Southern Californian caprellids were studied
with principal interest in two species, Caprella californica and Caprella equilibra.
Experiments designed to test the selectivity for three substrates at Long Beach
Marina showed C. californica to "prefer" the bryozoan Bugula neritina over the
algae Polysiphonia pacifica and Ulva lobata. Caprella equilibra showed no preference
between Bugula neritina and Polysiphonia pacifica, but selected these substrates over
Ulva lobata. Selectivity of Caprella californica was attributed to its cryptic adaptation.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/6064
ISSN:0030-8870
Appears in Collections: Pacific Science Volume 25, Number 3, 1971


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