Sialidae). 2009). Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 93, 1280-1287. Flatworms are not related to sea slugs or other molluscs. They are almost perfectly adapted for the aquatic environments in which they live, and can be found from the ocean abyssal plains to damp leaf litter. Baird, W. 1850. Abundance, diet and predators of juvenile banana prawns, Penaeus merguiensis, in a tropical mangrove estuary. Brophy 1980; Spencer & Blaustein 2001; Ghioca-Robrecht & Smith 2008, Naticidae and Muricidae gastropods (Mollusca, Gastropoda). Davids, C., Heijnis, C. F. & Weekenstroo, J. E. 1981. 1982. 1990. A study showed that ostracods form part of the diet of a species of sea urchin, while another report noted that a sea urchin was gorged with ostracods. Dark grey/black in colour, the ostracod has a bivalved hinged almost opaque carapace, and measures approximately 1mm in diameter. 2004. Experimental study on the diet of mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) under
and shelter offered by a macrophyte (Chara fragilis). Besides other groups (e.g. Lilly, C. K., Ashley, D. L. & Tarter, D. C. 1978. Blanco, S., Romo, S. & Villena, M.-J., 2004. & Evans, J. G. 1993. This hypothesis was tested by combining predation assays and direct visual observations of live organisms. 1994; Aarnio & Bonsdorff 1997; Aarnio & Mattila 2000; Blanco et al. Uiblein, F., Roca, J. R. & Danielopol, D. L. 1994. Moguilevsky, A. Hydrobiologia, 262, 127-131. Two populations of the marine fish Porichthys notatus, one lacking in luciferin essential for bioluminescence. Purcell, J. E., 1981. Foxton & Roe 1974; Robertson 1988; Reynolds & O'Keeffe 2005; Laughlin 1982. Within the Podocopida, there is a tendency for reduction of appendage segments or rami, and from turgor appendages to ones with more exoskeletal integrity and strength. Junk, The Hague, 263-270. Ostracods occur in the varied diets of some freshwater turtles. Vinyard, G. 1979. & Aksnes, D. L. 2008. Neale, J. W. 1983. Gordon, J. D. M., Nishida, S. & Nemoto, T. 1985. Studies have shown that a small part of the diet of the marine giant ostracod, Kornicker 1969; Kornicker et al. The influence of a predatory ostracod, Australocypris insularis, on zooplankton abundace and species composition in a saline lake. Enthomophaga, 21, 415-423. Flatworms are found in marine and fresh water. Some live in open water, while others are found in very wet moss and leaf litter on land. Ostracods are found worldwide, and there are lots of ostracod species, both marine and non-marine, with many more waiting to be discovered. 2009. Some species of these blind, groundwater crustaceans prey on groundwater ostracods. Ostracods also form part of the diet of marine prawns, freshwater crayfish and estuarine crabs. Smaller marine mesopelagic decapod crustaceans feed on copepods and to a lesser extent ostracods. Brochet, A. L., Gauthier-Clerc, M., Guillemain, M., Fritz, H., Waterkeyn, A., Baltanás, A. Hydrobiologia, 254, 111-117. 1966. Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, 637-657. Hydrobiologia, 443, 69-86. Journal of Herpetology, 14, 1-6. Harding 1962; Victor et al. Feeding habits of the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, in the Apalachicola Estuary, Florida.
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