Nematocyst ratio and prey in two Australian cubomedusans, Chironex fleckeri and Chiropsalmus sp.

@article{Carrette2002NematocystRA,
  title={Nematocyst ratio and prey in two Australian cubomedusans, Chironex fleckeri and Chiropsalmus sp.},
  author={Teresa J Carrette and Philip Alderslade and J. S. Seymour},
  journal={Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology},
  year={2002},
  volume={40 11},
  pages={1547-51}
}
This study examined differences in the nematocyst ratios between two species of Australian cubozoans. In Chiropsalmus sp., a species that feeds exclusively on shrimp, no changes in the ratio of the three groups of nematocyst present in the cnidome were detected with size of the individual animals. In Chironex fleckeri, the ratio of different types of nematocysts in the cnidome for small animals (less than 40 mm) was similar to that of Chiropsalmus sp. However, with an increase in body size in C… CONTINUE READING
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