Burrowing, grooming, and feeding behaviour of Paraceradocus, an antarctic amphipod genus (Crustacea)

@article{Coleman2004BurrowingGA,
  title={Burrowing, grooming, and feeding behaviour of Paraceradocus, an antarctic amphipod genus (Crustacea)},
  author={Ch. O. Coleman},
  journal={Polar Biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={10},
  pages={43-48}
}
Species of the amphipod genus Paraceradocus found near the Antarctic Peninsula were observed in aquaria. The animals live under stones in burrows in sediment which they excavate with their gnathopods. During burrowing the animal regularly turns backwards in a somersault-like movement. Paraceradocus feeds on detritus, which is manipulated by the gnathopods and the antennes. The gnathopods are also used for grooming. A dense brush of setae at the medial surface of the carpi of the gnathopods I is… CONTINUE READING