Economy of arm autotomy in the mesopelagic squid Octopoteuthis deletron

@article{Bush2012EconomyOA,
  title={Economy of arm autotomy in the mesopelagic squid Octopoteuthis deletron},
  author={S. L. Bush},
  journal={Marine Ecology Progress Series},
  year={2012},
  volume={458},
  pages={133-140}
}
  • S. L. Bush
  • Published 2012
  • Biology
  • Marine Ecology Progress Series
  • Remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) wer e used to obser ve and collect the meso pelagic squid Octopoteuthis deletron Young, 1972. I documented numer ous individuals with shortened, blunt-ended arms and regenerating arm-tips, which may be indicative of ar m autotomy, i.e. the jettisoning of a body part as a defense. To test the hypothesis that O. deletron is capable of arm autotomy, laboratory investigations and an in situ experiment using ROVs attempted to induce autotomy. I looked for autotomy… CONTINUE READING
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