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Title: Differences in aggressiveness among several clones of the sea anemone Anthopleura elegantissima
Student Author(s): Rogers, Carol J.
Faculty Advisor(s): Howe, Nathan
Pages: 19
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1975
Keywords: sea anemones
Abstract: Consistent differences in aggressive behavior were found among four distinct genotypes of Anthopleura elegantissima. These differences could not be attributed to dissimilar weight, tentacle length, or recent past history. Experimental observations indicate that one large A. elegantissima is more effective in defending its space against small nonclonemates than a single A. elegantissima of a size similar to its opponents.