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Aaptos aaptos

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Aaptos aaptos is a species of sea sponge belonging to the family Suberitidae.[1]

This particular species is known to contain adrenoreceptor-blocking compounds. While it is highly toxic to fish, it is known to be preyed upon by the hawksbill turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata.[2]

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Aaptamine, an alkaloid isolated from Aaptos aaptos[3]

References

  1. ^ a b World Register of Marine Species Retrieved August 25, 2012
  2. ^ Meylan, Anne (1988-01-12). "Spongivory in Hawksbill Turtles: A Diet of Glass". Science. American Association for the Advancement of Science. 239 (4838): 393–395. doi:10.1126/science.239.4838.393. JSTOR 1700236. PMID 17836872.
  3. ^ Nakamura, H. et al., Tetrahedron Lett., 1982, 5555
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Aaptos aaptos: Brief Summary

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Aaptos aaptos is a species of sea sponge belonging to the family Suberitidae.

This particular species is known to contain adrenoreceptor-blocking compounds. While it is highly toxic to fish, it is known to be preyed upon by the hawksbill turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata.

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Classification

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Gray (1867: 519) remarkably erected a new name, Aaptos adriatica, presumably intended to replace the available name Ancorina aaptos Schmidt. We assume the two to be synonyms, with Schmidt's name having priority.
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