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Drilling localization on bivalve prey by Octopus rubescens Bery, 1953 (Cephalopoda: Octopodidae)
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-26, 16:15 authored by Anderson, RC, Sinn, DL, Mather, JA
An examination of 171 shells of clams (Venerupis philippinarum (Adams & Reeve, 1850)) eaten by Octopus rubescens Berry, 1953 showed that holes in them were drilled by the octopuses preferentially (64.3%) in adductor muscle scar areas (anterior or posterior), which together comprised only 6% of the total shell area.
Publication titleThe Veliger