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- 2Suspension feeding
- 1Functional morphology
- 1Pelagic-benthic coupling
Suspension feeders are an important component of carbon exchange between the water column and the seafloor, a process called pelagic-benthic coupling. Sponges (Phylum Porifera) are filter feeders that consume especially small particles. They eat bacteria, which are inaccessible to most other...
Three-Dimensional Bookstein Shape Coordinates and Functional Morphology of Passive Suspension Feeding in Composita (Brachiopoda, Athyridida)Download
The effects of shell morphology on passive fluid circulation are examined in Late Mississippian through Late Pennsylvanian Composita (Brachiopoda, Athyridida) from Texas, Kentucky, and Iowa. The first three-dimensional derivation of Bookstein shape coordinates is given in association with an...