Interesting association of ophiuroids, fish and crab with the jellyfish Rhopilema hispidum

Panikkar, N K and Raghu Prasad, R (1952) Interesting association of ophiuroids, fish and crab with the jellyfish Rhopilema hispidum. Journal of The Bombay Natural History Society , 51 . pp. 295-296.

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Abstract

It is difficult to adduce any satisfactory explanation for this association but there is reason to believe that the medusae are used not only as a substratum for the growing individuals but it is al so likely that they may find the new environment suitable for securing remnants of animals caught by the jellyfish, as ophiuroids are known to be detritus feeders.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Animal association; ophiuroids; fish;d crab; jellyfish; Rhopilema hispidum
Subjects:Marine Fisheries
Crustacean Fisheries > Crabs
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
ID Code:7212
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:31 Jan 2011 14:38
Last Modified:30 May 2012 14:09

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