|Cumaceans as a food source for the benthic cnidarian Halcampoides purpurea|In: Marine Biodiversity. Springer: Heidelberg; Berlin. ISSN 1867-1616, more
Food webs; Cnidaria [WoRMS]; Cumacea [WoRMS]; Marine
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- Corbera, J.
- Montferrer, Ò.
Cumaceans are peracarid crustaceans living in the sediment-water interface in all oceans and at all depths and they have been considered to be a permanent component of the suprabenthic communities. They can burrow into the sediment, thus obtaining protection from possible predators (Fig. 1a), but some littoral species also perform circadian migrations to the sea surface at night (Macquardt-Moulin 1991). Such migrations are undertaken mainly by males, which in most of the species have pleopods and a higher number of exopods that help them to swim better