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Table 4

Chemical composition of proboscis hooks of Profilicollis altmani cystacanths from Emerita analoga in Peru.

Element* Hook tip Edge of mid-hook Center of mid-hook
Phosphorous (P) 2.66 9.65 17.26
Magnesium (Mg) 3.48 2.77 1.77
Sulfur (S) 14.82 11.11 1.60
Calcium (Ca) 5.13 22.18 39.31

Palladium (Pd) and bold (Au) were used to count the specimens and gallium for the cross cut of the spines. These and other elements (C, O, N) common in organic matter are omitted. Data are reported in weight (WT%). Corresponding results are presented in Figures 41–43.

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