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Title: Pedal locomotion in Anthopleura elegantissima: The development, progression and temporal characteristics of the locomotory pedal wave
Student Author(s): Wu, Lena
Faculty Advisor(s): Baxter, Chuck
Pages: 21
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1984
Keywords: movement
Abstract: Videotapes, both in real time and time lapse, were made of moving anemones stimulated by Aeolida papillosa. Close analysis of the videotapes provided a detailed description of the development and progression of locomotory pedal waves in Anthopleura elegantissima. The mean velocity of all anemones studied was 13.6 mm/hr. A correlation between the movements on the column with that of the pedal disc during locomotion provides a basis for the explanation of muscular systems involved.