Table 1.

Frequency of occurrence of mucus shape categories in sequences and in video frames during suspension feeding and ventilation in five specimens of O. aureus with intact gill rakers

Observed occurrence of category
Mucus categorySequences (number)Sequences (%)Video frames (%)
Feeding
   Strand538.519.0
   Aggregate430.832.6
   Sheet753.839.9
   Strand + sheet215.43.7
   Aggregate + sheet17.74.2
   Strand + aggregate17.70.7
Ventilation
   Strand323.120.3
   Aggregate323.121.0
   Sheet323.137.2
   Strand + sheet00.00.0
   Aggregate + sheet215.411.8
   Strand + aggregate215.49.7
  • Feeding: N=13 sequences, 12 774 video frames; ventilation: N=13 sequences, 16 186 video frames. See text for details