BIOTIC Species Information for Funiculina quadrangularis
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Researched byOlwen Ager Data supplied byMarLIN
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General Biology
Growth formPinnate
Feeding methodPassive suspension feeder
Mobility/MovementTemporary attachment
Environmental positionEpibenthic
Epifaunal
Typical food typesPlankton and organic particles HabitAttached
BioturbatorNot relevant FlexibilityLow (10-45 degrees)
FragilityIntermediate SizeLarge(>50cm)
HeightUp to ca 2 m Growth RateInsufficient information
Adult dispersal potentialNo information found DependencyIndependent
SociabilityColonial
Toxic/Poisonous?No
General Biology Additional InformationFlexibility
Eno et al. (1996) found that the tall sea pen bends away from lobster creels dropped on of them in a passive response to the pressure wave travelling ahead of the pot.

Associated species
The deep-water brittlestar, Asteronyx loveni, which has been recorded sporadically from the west coast of Scotland (Hughes, 1998b), is known to use its arms to cling to Funiculina quadrangularis (Fujita & Ohta, 1988).
Biology References Eno et al., 1996, Hughes, 1998(b), Jones et al., 2000, Fujita & Ohta, 1988,
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