The ability of the polychaete, Hermodice carunculata, to prey on a sea anemone, Anemonia viridis, was investigated under controlled aquarium conditions. Upon contacting, the polychaete everted its pharynx over part of the anemone and sucked its tissues. All the attacked anemones were fully consumed. H. carunculata did not seem affected by the anemones nematocysts. Further researches are needed to assess the effects of H. carunculata on sessile and sedentary species of the Mediterranean habitat.

Predation on Anemonia viridis (Actiniaria) by Hermodice carunculata (Annelida: Amphinomidae): preliminary data / Prevedelli, Daniela; Fai, S.; Righi, S.; Simonini, Roberto. - In: BIOLOGIA MARINA MEDITERRANEA. - ISSN 1123-4245. - ELETTRONICO. - 23:1(2016), pp. 240-242.

Predation on Anemonia viridis (Actiniaria) by Hermodice carunculata (Annelida: Amphinomidae): preliminary data

PREVEDELLI, Daniela;SIMONINI, Roberto
2016

Abstract

The ability of the polychaete, Hermodice carunculata, to prey on a sea anemone, Anemonia viridis, was investigated under controlled aquarium conditions. Upon contacting, the polychaete everted its pharynx over part of the anemone and sucked its tissues. All the attacked anemones were fully consumed. H. carunculata did not seem affected by the anemones nematocysts. Further researches are needed to assess the effects of H. carunculata on sessile and sedentary species of the Mediterranean habitat.
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Predation on Anemonia viridis (Actiniaria) by Hermodice carunculata (Annelida: Amphinomidae): preliminary data / Prevedelli, Daniela; Fai, S.; Righi, S.; Simonini, Roberto. - In: BIOLOGIA MARINA MEDITERRANEA. - ISSN 1123-4245. - ELETTRONICO. - 23:1(2016), pp. 240-242.
Prevedelli, Daniela; Fai, S.; Righi, S.; Simonini, Roberto
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