Approaches to the ethology of hydroids and medusae (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa)

Authors

  • M. P. Miglietta Dipartimento di Biologia, Stazione di Biologia Marina, Museo dell’Ambiente, Università di Lecce
  • L. Della Tommasa Dipartimento di Biologia, Stazione di Biologia Marina, Museo dell’Ambiente, Università di Lecce
  • F. Denitto Dipartimento di Biologia, Stazione di Biologia Marina, Museo dell’Ambiente, Università di Lecce
  • C. Gravili Dipartimento di Biologia, Stazione di Biologia Marina, Museo dell’Ambiente, Università di Lecce
  • P. Pagliara Dipartimento di Biologia, Stazione di Biologia Marina, Museo dell’Ambiente, Università di Lecce
  • J. Bouillon Laboratoire de Biologie Marine, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • F. Boero Laboratoire de Biologie Marine, Université Libre de Bruxelles

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.2000.64s163

Keywords:

Cnidaria, Hydrozoa, Anthomedusae, Leptomedusae, ethology, feeding

Abstract


The behavioural patterns of 26 species of Antho- and Leptomedusae (with or without medusa stage) were investigated by video recordings. The analysed activities were: answers to mechanical stimuli, prey capture and ingestion, digestion, egestion, and swimming. The quantity of behavioural patterns identified in the small number of hydrozoan diversity studied so far is sufficient to demonstrate that these supposedly simple animals have evolved a complex array of responses to both external and internal stimuli.

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Published

2000-12-30

How to Cite

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Miglietta MP, Della Tommasa L, Denitto F, Gravili C, Pagliara P, Bouillon J, Boero F. Approaches to the ethology of hydroids and medusae (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa). scimar [Internet]. 2000Dec.30 [cited 2020Dec.1];64(S1):63-71. Available from: http://scientiamarina.revistas.csic.es/index.php/scientiamarina/article/view/793

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