(full paper is archived in the Miller Library)
Title: An association between Nuttallina californica and Cyanoplax dentiens, two west coast Polyplacophorans (Chitons)
Student Author(s): Gomez, Richard Louis
Faculty Advisor(s): Burnett, Robin
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1974
Abstract: 1. Cyanoplax dentiens was found underneath Nuttalina californica, along its pallial groove. 2. The association was restricted primarily to those Nuttalina on a shady vertical or angled rock face in the mid-zone of the Nuttalina range. 3. C. detiens appeared to be negatively phototaxic. 4. C. dentiens possibly uses Nuttalina as its microhabitat for purposes of protection against dessication, harsh sunlight, predators, etc. 5. C. dentiens was found capable of detecting and seeking out Nuttalina californica.
Notes: Publ 1975, Veliger 18 (Suppl):28-29