Cookies Policy
X
Cookie Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Feeding Behavior of the Primitive Shrimp, Procaris (Decapoda, Procarididae)

MyBook is a cheap paperback edition of the original book and will be sold at uniform, low price.

Buy this article

Price:
$30.00+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites

image of Crustaceana

Specimens of Procaris ascensionis and P. hawaiana were shipped alive from Ascension Island and Hawaii respectively, to Norfolk where they were maintained in aquaria for up to 10 months. The feeding behavior of these primitive shrimp lacking chelae differs from that of most other decapods. The pereiopods are not used for walking and food items are not selected by use of single or paired pereiopods. The feeding behavior resembles somewhat that of certain euphausiids, and pelagic sergestids, in which a feeding basket is formed by the pereiopods and large food particles thereby trapped are transferred to the mouth area. Specimens lacking three or more pereiopods are severely handicapped in feeding but regeneration of missing appendages can repair damage at a single molt. In captivity Procaris will feed upon larvae of other crustaceans such as Artemia, Crangon and Palaemonetes. There is some evidence that a major food for field populations may be atyid shrimps found in abundance in the same habitat. Feeding behavior is consistent with the suggestion that Procaris is derived from a pelagic ancestor.

Affiliations: 1: Institute of Oceanography, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia 23508, U.S.A.

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Create email alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Name:*
    Email:*
    Your details
    Name:*
    Email:*
    Department:*
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
     
     
     
    Other:
     
    Crustaceana — Recommend this title to your library

    Thank you

    Your recommendation has been sent to your librarian.

  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation