Marine Biology

, Volume 52, Issue 2, pp 157–160

Assimilation efficiency of the antarctic marine isopod Glyptonotus antarcticus

  • A. Clarke

DOI: 10.1007/BF00390423

Cite this article as:
Clarke, A. Marine Biology (1979) 52: 157. doi:10.1007/BF00390423


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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Clarke
    • 1
  1. 1.British Antarctic SurveyNatural Environment Research CouncilCambridgeEngland

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