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Drilling localization on bivalve prey by Octopus rubescens Bery, 1953 (Cephalopoda: Octopodidae)
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
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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.
|Keywords:||octopus, drill holes, bivalves, adductor muscles|
|Journal or Publication Title:||The Veliger|
|Page Range:||pp. 326-328|
|Date Deposited:||10 Mar 2009 03:12|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 03:56|
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