Substrate preferences of a non-colonial kamptozoan, and its interactions with bryozoan hosts

  title={Substrate preferences of a non-colonial kamptozoan, and its interactions with bryozoan hosts},
  author={Eugeniy Yakovis},
  journal={Marine Biology},
  • E. Yakovis
  • Published 1 December 2002
  • Environmental Science, Geography, Biology
  • Marine Biology
Abstract. Results of substrate preference analysis for Loxosomellanordgaardi Ryland (Kamptozoa: Loxosomatidae) found in association with various bryozoan species in the White Sea are presented. Local water-current patterns, for the first time observed and documented in bryozoan colonies inhabited by non-colonial entoprocts, indicate the direct dependence of kamptozoans' feeding activity on the bryozoan host. It is shown that because of the way their individuals integrate into the colony-wide… 
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