Feeding and gut contents in Cephalodiscus nigrescens (Hemichordata, Pterobranchia) from the Weddell Sea



The gut of the pterobranch hemichordate Cephalodiscus nigrescens contains plankton of sizes from less than 1 μm to over 100 μm in diameter. Some of the smaller plankton are clumped together in spherical bolus that is mucus-bound. Most plankton types known from the habitat are respresnted amongst the gut contents.