Feeding biology of a predatory and a facultatively predatory nematode (Enoploides longispiculosus and Adoncholaimus fuscus)

@article{Moens1999FeedingBO,
  title={Feeding biology of a predatory and a facultatively predatory nematode (Enoploides longispiculosus and Adoncholaimus fuscus)},
  author={Tom Moens and L Verbeeck and Magda Vincx},
  journal={Marine Biology},
  year={1999},
  volume={134},
  pages={585-593}
}
Abstract This paper reports on the feeding biology of a predatory and of a facultatively predatory nematode, Enoploides longispiculosus and Adoncholaimus fuscus, respectively. Both species represent genera which are common and abundant in the littoral of the North Sea and in adjacent estuaries. Observations on the foraging behaviour of both species are given, and for the former species, a range of prey from its natural habitat is identified. Respiration was determined using a polarographic… 

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