IMIS | Flanders Marine Institute
 

Flanders Marine Institute

Platform for marine research

IMIS

Publications | Institutes | Persons | Datasets | Projects | Maps
[ report an error in this record ]basket (0): add | show Printer-friendly version

Daily variation in Dichelopandalus bonnieri (Caullery) as a component of the epibenthos
Al-Adhub, A.-H.Y.; Naylor, E. (1977). Daily variation in Dichelopandalus bonnieri (Caullery) as a component of the epibenthos, in: Keegan, B.F. et al. (Ed.) Biology of Benthic Organisms: 11th European Symposium on Marine Biology, Galway, October 1976. pp. 1-6
In: Keegan, B.F. et al. (Ed.) (1977). Biology of Benthic Organisms: 11th European Symposium on Marine Biology, Galway, October 1976. Pergamon Press: Oxford. ISBN 0-08-021378-2. XXXIII, 630 pp., more

Available in  Authors 
    VLIZ: Proceedings [25757]
Document type: Conference paper

Keywords
    Benthos; Diurnal variations; Predation; Dichelopandalus bonnieri Caullery, 1896 [WoRMS]; Nephrops norvegicus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]; ANE, Isle of Man [Marine Regions]; Marine

Authors  Top 
  • Al-Adhub, A.-H.Y.
  • Naylor, E.

Abstract
    Beam trawl catches of Dichelopandalus bonnieri in 75-80m depth off the S.W. Isle of Man show greatest numbers in the afternoon, sunset and sunrise. Evidence suggests that the shrimps swim up off the bottom at night and during the morning, possibly as a mechanism of dispersal and avoidance of bottom-feeding fish. Feeding appears to take place on the bottom, D. bonnieri probably competing for food with, and sometimes being eaten by Nephrops norvegicus which emerges from its burrows to feed at approximately the same time of the day.

All data in IMIS is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy Top | Authors