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Hyalinoecia bilineata

Geoff Read g.read at niwa.cri.nz
Tue Jun 22 18:04:29 EST 1999

Salva wrote:
> 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? 

I looked for information on Hyalinoecia spp. behaviour a little while ago. For 
such conspicuous animals there is surprisingly little available.

This paper may have some useful references:

Read, G. B., & H. E. S. Clark. 1999. Ingestion of quill-worms by the 
astropectinid sea-star Proserpinaster neozelanicus (Mortensen).— New 
Zealand Journal of Zoology, 26:49-54.

  Geoff Read <g.read at niwa.cri.nz>

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