Opisthobranch-feeding Movies

May 22, 1999
From: Bill Rudman

Dr Rhanor Gillette's lab has two movies of opisthobranch feeding behaviour. One is of Pleurobranchaea learning to avoid a cnidosac-wielding Flabellina and the other is of Navanax inermis feeding on an aeolid. This shows that like the aglajid genera Melanochlamys and Chelidonura it feeds by using the buccal bulb as a suction pump.

Although the two mpg files may take a while to download they are worth persevering with.
Bill Rudman.

Rudman, W.B., 1999 (May 22). Comment on Opisthobranch-feeding Movies by Bill Rudman. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/876



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