Feeding in Sea Hares - references
Here is a list of scientific papers concerned with feeding behaviour in Sea Hares and related Sea Slugs.
Please let me know if you find an important paper missing from the list.
• Carefoot, T.H. (1980) Studies on the nutrition and feeding preferences of Aplysia: development of an artificial diet. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 42(3): 241-252.
• Carefoot, T.H. (1981) Nutrition of a coral rubble-inhabiting herbivore, the sea hare Aplysia. Proceedings of the Fourth International Coral Reef Symposium, Manila 2: 665-669.
• Carefoot, T.H. (1981) Studies on the nutrition and feeding preferences of Aplysia: weight changes on artificial diets deficient in specific amino acids. Can. J. Zool. 59(3): 445-454.
• Fretter,V; Ko,BH (1979): The specialization of the Aplysiid gut. Malacologia 18: 7-11.
• Sakata, K., Tsuge, M., Ina, K. (1986): a simple bioassay for feeding-stimulants for the young seahare Aplysia juliana. Marine Biology, 91: 509-511.
• Nagle, G.T., Camacho, F.T., Paul,VJ (1998): Dietary preferences of the opisthobranch mollusc Stylocheilus longicauda from secondary metabolites produced by the tropical cyanobacterium Lyngbya majuscula. Marine Biology, 132: 267-273.
• Parpagnoli, D., Fiore, L. (1994) Some aspects of temporal dynamics of feeding behaviour in Aplysia fasciata. Ethology, Ecology & Evolution 6: 117-124.
• Pennings, S. C., Paul, V.J. (1992): Effect of plant toughness, calcification, and chemistry on herbivory by Dolabella auricularia. Ecol. 73(5): 1606-1619.
• Rogers, C.N., Steinberg, P.D., Nys, R de (1995): Factors associated with oligophagy in two species of sea hares (Mollusca: Anaspidea). J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 192: 47-73.
• Pennings, S.C. (1990) Size-related shifts in herbivory: specialization in the sea hare Aplysia californica Cooper. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol, 142: 43-61.
• Rogers, C.N. (1992): Diet Choice and Defence in two Aplysia species (opisthobranchia: Mollusca) from the Sydney region. Marine Science Honours Thesis, University of New South Wales, Sydney. 53 p.
• Rogers, C.N. (1999) The costs and benefits of acquired algal secondary metabolites to Aplysia parvula. Ph.D. Thesis, University of New South Wales, Sydney. 168 p.
• Rogers, C. N., De Nys, R., Charlton,T. S., Steinberg, P.D. (2000) Dynamics of algal secondary metabolites in two species of Sea Hare. J. Chem. Ecol. 26(3): 721-744.
• Sakata, K., Tsuge, M., Ina, K. (1986): A simple bioassay for feeding-stimulants for the young seahare Aplysia juliana. Marine Biology, 91: 509-511.
• Stallard, M.O., Faulkner,DJ (1974): Chemical constituents of the digestive gland of the sea hare - I. Importance of diet. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 49 B: 25-35.
• Vitalis, T.Z., Spence,M.J., Carefoot,T.H. (1988) The possible role of gut bacteria in nutrition and growth of the sea hare Aplysia. The Veliger 30(4): 333-341.
• Wu, R.S.S. (1980): Foraging strategy in the sea hare Bursatella leachii (Mollusca: Opisthobranchia). In: Proceedings of the First International Marine Biological Workshop: The Marine Flora and Fauna of Hong Kong and Southern China. (Eds: Morton,B.S., Tseng,C.K) Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong,?
Rudman, W.B., 2001 (February 21) Feeding in Sea Hares - references. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/seahfeed
March 7, 2001
From: Patricia Carbajal Enzian
I am a Biology professor. I am from Peru and I want to investigate feeding behaviour of Aplysia. My project is to study the grazing intensity of this species and its relation with algal community. I am interested in any information on this topic so I would really appreciate it if you can help me with my study. If I obtain any result we can interchange it. I hope you can bring me your experience and initiate a continuous communication.
Thanks for all.
Universidad Mayor de San Marcos
Facultad de Biologia
Laboratorio de Ficologia Marina
email@example.comCarbajal Enzian, P., 2001 (Mar 7) Sea hare grazing studies. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/3645
I have prepared a page of Sea Hares - feeding references which should be useful in your research. Have you identifed the species you are studying? If not, if you have any photos someone on the Forum may be able to identify it for you.
Good luck with your research,