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Free Content Observations on Pelagic Mollusks Associated with the Siphonophores Velella and Physalia

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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.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 1963

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