The mouthparts and feeding behaviour of two species of hermit crabs

Greenwood J.G. (1972) The mouthparts and feeding behaviour of two species of hermit crabs. Journal of Natural History, 6 3: 325-337. doi:10.1080/00222937200770301


Author Greenwood J.G.
Title The mouthparts and feeding behaviour of two species of hermit crabs
Journal name Journal of Natural History   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1464-5262
Publication date 1972
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00222937200770301
Volume 6
Issue 3
Start page 325
End page 337
Total pages 13
Subject 1105 Dentistry
Abstract The mouthparts of P. novae-zealandiae and S. setosus are similar in construction, but differ in details of setation. These differences are related to particular feeding habits. S. Setosus is a suspension filter feeder, the antennae being modified to form sieves which actively sweep plankton from the water. Setation of the maxillipeds is modified for cleaning the antennae. Both species are detritus feeders and this is the major source of food for P. novae-zealandiae, the maxillipeds here bearing numerous stout setae with dentate margins. Neither species readily feeds on large food and it is suggested that S. setosus is less well adapted to do so.
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