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Title: Predation upon subtidal Tonicella lineata of Mussel Point, California (Mollusca: Polyplacophora)
Student Author(s): Seiff, Stuart A.
Faculty Advisor(s): Burnett, Robin
Pages: 17
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1974
Keywords: chiton
Abstract: There appears to be relatively little predation upon subtidal Tonicella lineata at Mussel Point, California, and there is signficant discrimination against feeding on them in the laboratory. A chemical repellent, or some kind of tactile inhibitor of predation are deemed possible explanantions. The mechanism of the protection against predation is not known, but appears to be associated with the dorsal surface of living animals.
Notes: Publ 1975, Veliger 18 (Suppl): 54-56