Incidence and Kinds of Epizoans on the Shells of Live Nautilus
Like the shells of other mollusks, the shells of Nautilus are subject to marine fouling. Seilacher (1982) observed epizoans on four live specimens of N. pompilius and N. macromphalus and one drift shell of N. pompilius. Landman (1983a) documented the occurrence of a large barnacle, Chirona tenuis, that grew on a juvenile specimen of N. pompilius while the Nautilus was still alive. Hamada (1964,1983) reported epizoans on drift shells and live specimens of N. pompilius.
KeywordsLive Specimen Juvenile Specimen Marine Fouling Drift Shell Large Barnacle
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