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Title: Diet, activity, and feeding in Tonicella lineata (Wood, 1815)
Student Author(s): Demopulos, Peter Andrew
Faculty Advisor(s): Abbott, Isabella
Pages: 21
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1974
Keywords: chiton
Abstract: 1. Tonicella lineata characteristically occurs on a coralline algal substratum. 2. Coralline algae comprise an average of more than 50% of its diet. 3. Subtidally, Tonicella lineata exhibits increased activity nocturnally. Intertidally, heightened activity coincides with periods of high water. 4. Indications of homing behavior were observed in some intertidal and subtidal individuals. 5. Intertidal and subtidal populations of Tonicella lineata differ in body size, color, activity pattern, and number of valve notches.
Notes: Publ 1975, Veliger 18 (Suppl): 42-46