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Title: Feeding habits of Dorvillea moniloceras
Student Author(s): Marshall, W. F., Jr
Faculty Advisor(s): Abbott, Isabella
Pages: 20
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1976
Keywords: polychaeta
Abstract: The following conclusions can be made concerning the feeding habits of Dorvillea moniloceras: 1. A wide variety of food material is ingested including hydroids, Bowerbankia (a Bryozoan), sponge spicules, diatoms, and crustaceans. Detrital material is the most commonly found substance. 2. There is a tendency for larger worms to eat larger pieces of food and smaller worms to eat smaller pieces. 3. D. moniloceras was induced to eat some organisms under laboratory conditions that it apparently does not normally eat in nature, although available to them there.