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.
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.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Animal association; ophiuroids; fish;d crab; jellyfish; Rhopilema hispidum|
Crustacean Fisheries > Crabs
|Divisions:||CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity|
|Deposited By:||Arun Surendran|
|Deposited On:||31 Jan 2011 14:38|
|Last Modified:||30 May 2012 14:09|
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