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

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Anderson, RC, Sinn, DL and Mather, JA 2008 , 'Drilling localization on bivalve prey by Octopus rubescens Bery, 1953 (Cephalopoda: Octopodidae)' , The Veliger, vol. 50, no. 4 , pp. 326-328 .

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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
Authors/Creators:Anderson, RC and Sinn, DL and Mather, JA
Keywords: octopus, drill holes, bivalves, adductor muscles
Journal or Publication Title: The Veliger
ISSN: 0042-3211
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