Predation on pelagic coelenterates: a review

  title={Predation on pelagic coelenterates: a review},
  author={Mary Needler Arai},
  journal={Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom},
  pages={523 - 536}
  • M. Arai
  • Published 1 June 2005
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Coelenterates (cnidaria and ctenophores) are well recognized as predators in food webs of marine ecosystems but are less often considered as prey. This is partly because they are digested very rapidly. In studies based on predator stomach contents the measured masses of different prey organisms are rarely scaled by their relative rates of digestion. Predators that are frozen and thawed, or for which whole stomachs are placed in preservatives, may have already lost much of their coelenterate… 

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