Assimilation efficiency of the antarctic marine isopod Glyptonotus antarcticus
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- Clarke, A. Marine Biology (1979) 52: 157. doi:10.1007/BF00390423
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When fed shrimp every 2 days, the isopod Glyptonotus antarcticus Eights assimilated over 90% of the ingested food. Errors in this estimate due to loss of food material during maceration by G. antarcticus were investigated and allowed for. These results are discussed in relation to data for other isopods and marine invertebrates.