Carotenoids of Sea Angels Clione limacina and Paedoclione doliiformis from the Perspective of the Food Chain

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Maoka, Takashi; Kuwahara, Takashi; Narita, Masanao;
  • Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
  • Journal: Marine Drugs,volume 12,issue 3,pages1,460-1,470 (issn: 1660-3397, eissn: 1660-3397)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3390/md12031460, pmc: PMC3967221
  • Subject: food chain | carotenoids | sea angels | metabolism | Article | Biology (General) | QH301-705.5

Sea angels, Clione limacina and Paedoclione doliiformis, are small, floating sea slugs belonging to Gastropoda, and their gonads are a bright orange-red color. Sea angels feed exclusively on a small herbivorous sea snail, Limacina helicina. Carotenoids in C. limacina, ... View more
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