Experimental studies of food ingestion and assimilation of the soldier crab, Mictyris longicarpus Latreille (Decapoda, Mictyridae)

Quinn R.H. (1986) Experimental studies of food ingestion and assimilation of the soldier crab, Mictyris longicarpus Latreille (Decapoda, Mictyridae). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 102 2-3: 167-181. doi:10.1016/0022-0981(86)90174-7


Author Quinn R.H.
Title Experimental studies of food ingestion and assimilation of the soldier crab, Mictyris longicarpus Latreille (Decapoda, Mictyridae)
Journal name Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-0981
Publication date 1986-11-28
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0022-0981(86)90174-7
Volume 102
Issue 2-3
Start page 167
End page 181
Total pages 15
Subject 1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicine
1105 Dentistry
2303 Ecology
Abstract Mictyris longicarpus Latreille removed significant amounts of organic material during surface-feeding and during hummocking. The percentage of organic material removed averaged 3.7 and 7.7 while feeding on the surface and 7.2 and 5.0 while feeding during hummocking for nitrogen and carbon, respectively. The amount of inorganic material ingested was found to be dependent on the physical nature of the substratum. It was estimated that during surface-feeding, M. longicarpus ingested 0.234 mg for every g of substratum sorted. Bacterial carbon represented 10% of organic carbon in the substratum and 35% of organic carbon in the proventriculus whereas algal carbon represented 10% and 1% of organic carbon in the substratum and proventriculus, respectively. M. longicarpus had a high assimilation efficiency varying from 86.9 to 93.8%.
Keyword Algae
Assimilation
Bacteria
Crab
Deposit-feeding
Ingestion
Mictyris longicarpus
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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