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Hyalinoecia bilineata

Salva salherra at ctv.es
Wed Jun 16 16:54:22 EST 1999

Dear list mates,

Still writing the manuscript on polychaete patterns off La Gomera Island 
(Tenerife, Spain). I have a question regarding the characteristic 
occurrence of Hyalinoecia bilineata in my study sites that may be related to 
their flexible feeding behaviour and the oligotrophic condition of the 
Canarian waters.  

Fauchald & Jumars (1979) have suggested that Hyalinoecia spp. are 
opportunists displaying omnivorous scavenging and high motility and are 
better represented in nutrient-poor, shifting sands than any other onuphid.  

Do you know of any published study where such pattern is confirmed? If so,
could you give the full reference of it?

Thank you,

<salherra at ctv.es>

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