Deep-sea cephalopods (Mollusca, Cephalopoda)

Bistričić, Ines (2009) Deep-sea cephalopods (Mollusca, Cephalopoda). Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Deep-sea cephalopods are large and diverse group of animals that spend their entire life cycle in the oceans at depths of 200 to 7000 m. Living in such depths requires specific adaptations. Some of them are: gelatinous body, well-developed bioluminescence, developed eyes similar to those in mammals and the low level of metabolism. All deep-sea species belong to the subclass Coleoidea, which contains about 700 species, and that number is steadily increasing mostly because of newly-discovered deep-sea species. There is almost no family that doesn't contain at least one deep-sea species. Some families are exclusively deep-sea, but some contain only a few deep-sea species, but very significant ones. In this paper are presented the main deep-sea cephalopod species and families.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Lajtner, Jasna
Date: 2009
Number of Pages: 30
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2014 10:34
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2014 10:34

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