Defensive strategy of twoHypselodoris nudibranchs from Italian and Spanish coasts

@article{Avila1991DefensiveSO,
  title={Defensive strategy of twoHypselodoris nudibranchs from Italian and Spanish coasts},
  author={Catarino Avila and Guido Cimino and Alberto Fontana and Margherita Gavagnin and Jes{\'u}s Ortea and Enrico Trivellone},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={1991},
  volume={17},
  pages={625-636}
}
Hypselodoris nudibranchs from different geographic areas (Spain and Italy) have been studied in order to investigate their general defensive strategy. Longifolin (1) and nakafuran-9 (2) are the main ichthyodeterrent allomones used by the mollusks to avoid predation. Evidence of their dietary origin is presented and the very effective strategy against predators, which includes secretion of allomones into the mucus and their storage into specific mantle dermal formations (MDFs), is also discussed… CONTINUE READING

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