The feeding behaviour of Leptodora kindti and its impact on the zooplankton community of Neusiedler See (Austria)


Leptodora kindti is a very efficient invertebrate predator. Its searching mode of preying is tactile. The setae of the first thoracic limb act as mechanoreceptors, the other thoracic limbs, thorax and head together form the shape of an open basket in which after encounter the prey is pushed in by the aid of the first thoracic limbs and the furca. In… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00048627


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