A comparative study on the tubes and feeding behaviour of eight species of corophioid Amphipoda and their bearing on phylogenetic relationships within the Corophioidea

  title={A comparative study on the tubes and feeding behaviour of eight species of corophioid Amphipoda and their bearing on phylogenetic relationships within the Corophioidea},
  author={I. M. T. Dixon and P. Geoffrey Moore},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B},
  • I. Dixon, P. Moore
  • Published 29 January 1997
  • Biology
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B
Observations are presented on mouthpart functional morphology, and on feeding, grooming and defaecatory behaviour of eight species of corophioid Amphipoda, viz. Corophium bonnellii , Lembos websteri , Aora gracilis , A. spinicornis , Gammaropsis nitida , Ericthonius punctatus , Jassa falcata and J. marmorata . These data are considered in relation to tube structure and amphipod posture in relation to the tube. All these species occupy double-ended cylindreical tubes made from ‘amphipod silk… 
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