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Specimens of three species of violet snail. Ianthina janthina. I. pallida and I. prolongata, and of a nudibranch, Fiona pinnata, all of which feed upon siphonophores, were collected during strandings of Velella and studied in the aquarium. Observations were made upon float-building and feeding behavior of Ianthina, and upon feeding, growth and reproduction of Fiona.

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Publication date: 1963-01-01

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