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Free Content Feeding and Tube-Building in Sabellastarte Magnifica (Shaw) (Sabellidae:Polychaeta)

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The branchial crown of Sabellastarte magnifica (Shaw) acts as a filtration device for trapping particles in suspension in the sea water. The anatomy of the branchial crown, the mechanism of collecting and sorting particles, and the method of utilizing the particles for feeding and tubebuilding are studied. The general chemical nature of the tube is described.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 1965-09-01

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