Octopus tetricus (Mollusca: Cephalopoda) as an ecosystem engineer

The Sydney octopus (Octopus tetricus) occurs in unusual numbers on a shell bed of its prey remains that have accumulated as an extended midden where additional octopuses excavate dens. Here, O tetricus are ecosystem engineers, organisms that modulate availability of resources to other species and to...

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Main Authors: David Scheel, Peter Godfrey-Smith, Matthew Lawrence
Format: Article
Published: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas 2014-12-01
Series:Scientia Marina
Online Access:http://scientiamarina.revistas.csic.es/index.php/scientiamarina/article/view/1553