Robert Jan "Roy" van de Hoek, President
Los Angeles, California
June 17, 2014
PROCEEDINGS OF THE MALACOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON
Volume 38, Pages 361-364
CONFUSION CONCERNING DEPOSIT FEEDING IN THE TELLINACEA
Department of Biology,
San Fernando Valley State College
Northridge, California U.S.A.
There have been many conflicting statements concerning the nature of feeding in the super family Tellinacea.
Other passages in the same paper show that the feeding pattern may be otherwise.
Apparently Yonge felt that deposit-feeding was in fact universal in the group for in a later paper he states 'Like all Tellinacea these animals are deposit feeders . . .' (1952, p. 433).
In view of the mounting evidence since 1949 that deposit feeding is not universal in the Tellinacea,
The author wishes to thank Dr Marvin Cantor and Dr Earl Segal for critically reading the text and Dr Willy Prochazka for translating some Russian passages.
TABLE 1. Feeding types in the Tellinacea
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