chaetognath


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Synonyms for chaetognath

any worm of the Chaetognatha

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Chaetognath grasping spines recognized among Cambrian protoconodonts.
The chaetognath flexed its body, snapped around 180[degrees] from its starting position, and darted several body lengths away from the cloud.
1998), produced information on the copepod fauna, Ramirez-Avila and Alvarez-Cadena (1999) on the monthly variation of chaetognaths, and Ramirez-Avila (2001) and Alvarez-Cadena et al.
elegans as the predator were also run for 24 h, but were conducted in the dark because chaetognaths feed only at night (Feigenbaum, 1991).
Reeve (1970) and Reeve and Walter (1972) raised chaetognaths in 30-1 aquaria with daily water changes.
Feeding by the chaetognath Sagitta elegans at low temperatures in Vineyard Sound.
Parasagitta elegans, the only identified chaetognath, occurred in more stomachs (47%) than any other prey taxon and in 58% of the stomachs from squid [greater than or equal to] 60 mm ML.
In the presence of arthropod and chaetognath predators, blastulae and prism stages of O.
Five pteropod species, six cladoceran species, and ten chaetognath species were used (Table 1).
Eight groups accounted for 95% of total abundance both in January (copepods, chaetognaths, euphausiids, amphipods, polychaetes, pteropods, fish larvae and decapods) and May (copepods, amphipods, chaetognaths, euphausiids, decapods, pteropods, fish larvae and gasteropods).
Plankton samples were comprised of primarily crustaceans (copepods, amphipods, euphausiids, and decapod (brachyuran, pagurid, caridean) larvae) and chaetognaths with some polychaetes, gastropods, cnidarians, echinoderm larvae, and fish larvae and eggs; no red, blue, or golden king crab larvae were present.
They feed upon crustaceans, mollusks, chaetognaths, cnidarians and pelagic fish such as engraulids and clupeids, and are prey of sharks, marlins and other large predators (Bernal-Ornelas et al.