Library Open Repository

Drilling localization on bivalve prey by Octopus rubescens Bery, 1953 (Cephalopoda: Octopodidae)

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

Anderson, RC and Sinn, DL and Mather, JA (2008) Drilling localization on bivalve prey by Octopus rubescens Bery, 1953 (Cephalopoda: Octopodidae). The Veliger, 50 (4). pp. 326-328. ISSN 0042-3211

[img] PDF
Anderson_et_al_2008_drilling_localization_in_octopuses_the_veliger.pdf | Request a copy
Full text restricted
Available under University of Tasmania Standard License.

Abstract

An examination of 171 shells of clams (Venerupis philippinarum (Adams & Reeve, 1850)) eaten by Octopus rubescens Berry, 1953 showed that holes in them were drilled by the octopuses preferentially (64.3%) in adductor muscle scar areas (anterior or posterior), which together comprised only 6% of the total shell area.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: octopus, drill holes, bivalves, adductor muscles
Journal or Publication Title: The Veliger
Page Range: pp. 326-328
ISSN: 0042-3211
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2009 03:12
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:56
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/8464
Item Statistics: View statistics for this item

Repository Staff Only (login required)

Item Control Page Item Control Page