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Title: Observations on the feeding of the cirratulid polychate Cirriformia spirabrancha
Student Author(s): Kent, Rosalind
Pages: 12
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1968
Keywords: Polychaete worm
Cirriformia
Abstract: The cirratulid polychaete Cirriformia spirabrancha living in intertidal regions which are rich in organic detritus has been studied. Results from the studies on the feeding of this worm indicate that C. spirabrancha is a selective feeder on organic detritus, especially from algae that is in the surface layers. Mucus production and probable tentacle activity seem important in food collection.