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Atlantic Partridge Tun Attacking a Sea Cucumber, Video

Atlantic Partridge Tun Attacking a Sea Cucumber, Video



Stichopodids have a special adaptation to deal with Tun predation; they make the part of their body wall where Tonna latches on rigid, soften the rest, then autotomize that hard outer body wall to feed the snail (Dr. Gustav Paulay, Florida Museum of Natural History, personal communication, 4/5/2012).


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