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Title: Studies on the commensal limpet Acmaea asmi in relation to its host, Tegula funebralis
Student Author(s): Eikenberry, Arthur B. Jr.
Wickizer, Diane E.
Pages: 5
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1963
Keywords: black turban snail
Tegula
Abstract: Acmaea asmi is distributed in the rocky intertidal at Mussel Point between the vertical height of 0-6 feet (with maximum density from 2-4 feet and from 0-52 meters from the higher high water mark. The animal lives on the shell of Tegula funebralis and seems to be attracted not only by microscopic algae as a food source, but also by some property of living T. funebralis. Experiments were carried out to determine preference of A. asmi for various shell substrates, in addition to investigating the transfer rate. The respiration of the algal crop of T. funebralis and of A. asmi was measured to find an index of feeding rate.
Notes: Published 1964, Veliger 6(suppl.): 66-70