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Phyllosomata associated with large gelatinous zooplankton: hitching rides and stealing bites

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O'Rorke, R and Lavery, SD and Wang, M and Gallego, R and Waite, AM and Beckley, LE and Thompson, PA and Jeffs, AG, Phyllosomata associated with large gelatinous zooplankton: hitching rides and stealing bites, ICES Journal of Marine Science, 72, (Suppl 1) pp. i124-i127. ISSN 1054-3139 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2014 International Council for the Exploration of the Sea

DOI: doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsu163

Abstract

During a zooplankton survey 350 km off the coast of Western Australia, we captured a large and robust zooid of a salp (Thetys vagina), to which six late stage larvae (phyllosomata) of the western rock lobster (Panulirus cygnus) were attached. High-throughput sequencing analyses of DNA extracts from midgut glands of the larvae confirmed that each phyllosoma had consumed mainly salp tissue (𝒳̄ =64.5% 15.9 of DNA reads). These results resolve long-standing conjecture whether spiny lobster phyllosomata attach to large gelatinous hosts to feed on them.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:food web, Indian Ocean, PCR, phyllosoma, plankton, pyrosequencing, salp, spiny lobster, Thetys, trophic level
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Community Ecology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Author:Thompson, PA (Dr Peter Thompson)
ID Code:119991
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Centre for Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2017-08-08
Last Modified:2017-09-07
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