BIOTIC Species Information for Alkmaria romijni
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Researched byNicola White Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byDr P. M. Gilliland
General Biology
Growth formTubicolous
Feeding methodSurface deposit feeder
Mobility/MovementBurrower
Environmental positionInfaunal
Typical food typesNo text entered HabitBurrow dwelling
BioturbatorInsufficient information FlexibilityHigh (>45 degrees)
FragilityFragile SizeVery small(<1cm)
Height Growth RateInsufficient information
Adult dispersal potential100-1000m DependencyInsufficient information
SociabilitySolitary
Toxic/Poisonous?No
General Biology Additional InformationAdults live within the sediment in durable mud tubes, the top of which protrude above the sediment surface. No information is available on adult growth rate. However, larval stages grow at approximately 0.15 mm/week (Cazaux, 1982).
Biology References Cazaux, 1982, Arndt, 1989,
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