Predation on copepods by an Alaskan cladorhizid sponge

  title={Predation on copepods by an Alaskan cladorhizid sponge},
  author={Leslie E. Watling},
  journal={Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom},
  pages={1721 - 1726}
  • L. Watling
  • Published 1 December 2007
  • Biology
  • Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Deep water cladorhizids are now generally thought to be carnivorous. While the methods of prey capture have been established for species of Asbestopluma, and perhaps Chondrocladia, information is sparse for species of Cladorhiza. The external morphology of the deep-sea Alaskan species, Cladorhiza corona, was examined immediately after collection, and then again later using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). All sponges examined had captured, and in most cases, fully encased, prey items which… Expand
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