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Evans, J.W. (1969).
Borers in the shell of the sea scallop, Placopecten magellanicus. American Zoologist 9: 775-782.
Relevant content: Related species Dodecaceria concharum settles on the central portion of shell. Burrows are occupied by 'nestlers' [secondary borers] such as D. concharum after death of owner.
Naylor, J.R.;McShane, P.E. (1997).
Predation by polychaete worms on larval and post-settlement abalone Haliotis iris (Mollusca:Gastropoda). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 214: 283-290.
Relevant content: Predation by coralline crust worms examined experimentally. Boccardia chilensis and Dodecaceria berkeleyi living in the thick warty coralline Mesophyllum printzianum were observed to capture & consume larvae of H. iris. Dodecaceria was the more significant predator. Wellington New Zealand
Some biological information might be found in the Dodecaceria berkeleyi taxonomic literature.
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