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Filamentous Algae an Additional Food for the Predatory Anostracan Branchinecta gigas

Denton Belk and Robert Ballantyne
Journal of Crustacean Biology
Vol. 16, No. 3 (Aug., 1996), pp. 552-555
Published by: Brill on behalf of The Crustacean Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1548746
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Filamentous Algae an Additional Food for the Predatory Anostracan Branchinecta gigas
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Abstract

We observed Branchinecta gigas Lynch of a size known to feed by raptorial predation feeding on a clump of filamentous algae in the genus Spirogyra. A review of feeding in the Anostraca points to great diversity and suggests there is much yet to be learned.

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