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Title: The behavior of Eumida bifoliata (Phyllodocidae) in and among tubes of Phyllochaetopterus prolifica
Student Author(s): Imperato, Michael
Faculty Advisor(s): Baxter, C.
Pages: 17
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1976
Keywords: polychaeta
Abstract: 1. 10-63% of all specimens of the species Eumida bifoliata (fam. Phyllodocidae) in a colony of Phyllochaetopterus prolifica were found inhabiting Phyllochaetopterus tubes or portions thereof. 2. Another phyllodocid, Eulalia avisuliseta, was also found inhabiting Phyllochaetopterus tubes. 3. Eumida bifoliata was the most abundant phyllodocid and its behavior was observed among Phyllochaetopterus tubes as well as inside glass, plastic, and natural tubes. 4. Worms irrigated the tubes and deposited mucus which appeared to be employed in filter-feeding.