Details

Title

Eulalia picta Kinberg, 1866 – tube builder or specialized predator?

Journal title

Polish Polar Research

Yearbook

2017

Volume

vol. 38

Numer

No 4

Publication authors

Keywords

Admiralty Bay ; Antarctic ; Eteoninae ; Phyllodocidae ; sediments ; Tubes

Divisions of PAS

Nauki o Ziemi

Coverage

485-491

Abstract

Twenty six specimens of the polychaete Eulalia picta were found in finegrained sand tubes. Material was collected in the Antarctic fjord, Admiralty Bay at the depth of about 100 m. The comparison of tube sediment with the sediment composition at the collection site demonstrated that tubes were created with a high degree of particle selection. Our findings might suggest presence of the tube-building behavior in E. picta or show that this species is a highly specialized predator crawling into the tubes of other sessile polychaetes and uses their tubes as protective cases.

Publisher

Polish Academy of Sciences ; Committee on Polar Research

Date

2017.12.15

Type

Artykuły / Articles

Identifier

ISSN 0138-0338 ; eISSN 2081-8262

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DOI

10.1515/popore-2017-0024

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