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Main Title Amphipod Predation by the Infaunal Polychaete, 'Nephtys incisa'.
Author Redmond, M. S. ; Scott, K. J. ;
CORP Author Science Applications International Corp., Narragansett, RI.;Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI.
Publisher c1989
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA-68-03-3236; EPA/600/J-89/261 ; ERLN-X127
Stock Number PB90-196627
Additional Subjects Amphibia ; New England ; Reprints ; Nephtys incisa ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Toxic substances ; Polychaeta
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-196627 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/15/1990
Collation 5p
Survival of the tubicolous amphipod Ampelisca abdita in a sediment toxicity test was negatively correlated with the presence of indigenous Nephtys incisa. The gut contents of N. incisa held in uncontaminated sediment included identifiable portions of the amphipods A. abdita and Microdeutopus gryllotalpa. Although most nephtyid polychaete worms are active predators, Nephtys incisa has been considered a nonselective deposit-feeder. It is concluded that N. incisa will prey upon amphipods under laboratory conditions. This predation may be a factor in the exclusion of surface-dwelling amphipods from the Nephtys-Nucula community common in southern New England. (Copyright (c) 1989 Estuaries Research Federation.)