|The chiton Hanleya nagelfar (Polyplacophora, Mollusca) and its association with sponges in the European Northern Atlantic|
|Todt, C.; Cárdenas, P.; Rapp, H.T. (2009). The chiton Hanleya nagelfar (Polyplacophora, Mollusca) and its association with sponges in the European Northern Atlantic. Mar. Biol. Res. 5(4): 408-411|
|In: Marine Biology Research. Taylor & Francis: Oslo. ISSN 1745-1000, more|
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- Todt, C.
- Cárdenas, P.
- Rapp, H.T.
We present data on sponge species found to serve as substrate and prey to the chiton Hanleya nagelfar in Northern Scandinavian waters and describe a recently discovered sponge-sponge-chiton association. A specimen of H. nagelfar was found to display selective feeding and homing behaviour on a massive sponge covered by an encrusting sponge. The nature of this three-fold association is discussed.