Nautilus pp 163-177 | Cite as

Incidence and Kinds of Epizoans on the Shells of Live Nautilus

  • Neil H. Landman
  • W. Bruce Saunders
  • Judith E. Winston
  • Peter J. Harries
Part of the Topics in Geobiology book series (TGBI, volume 6)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Mollusk Paleontology 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Neil H. Landman
    • 1
  • W. Bruce Saunders
    • 2
  • Judith E. Winston
    • 1
  • Peter J. Harries
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of InvertebratesAmerican Museum of Natural HistoryNew York
  2. 2.Department of GeologyBryn Mawr CollegeBryn Mawr
  3. 3.Department of GeologyUniversity of ColoradoBoulder

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