Observations on the Behavior of the Pteropod Creseis Acicula Rang
Abstract:Descent velocities of anesthetized and non-anesthetized specimens of the pteropod Creseis acicula Rang were compared. Anesthetized specimens with wings extended descended in a vertical position at a greater velocity than non-anesthetized specimens which invariably descended in a vertical position. Anesthetized specimens in which the animal was withdrawn into the shell descended in a horizontal position at a slow velocity. Non-anesthetized animals were observed to change their rate of descent. Rate of descent is probably controlled by the angle, pitch and horizontal breadth of the wings.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 1959
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