Benthic diatoms as the major food source in the sub-Antarctic marine hydroidSilicularia rosea

Abstract

Analysis of the gut contents and scanning electron microscopy examination of the benthic hydroidSilicularia rosea from intertidal communities of Potter Cove (King George Island, South Shetlands) suggest that diatoms are the principal source of food for this species. The great number of items captured daily by each polyp (a mean of 287 in January and 162 in… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02329070

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