BIOTIC Species Information for Truncatella subcylindrica
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Researched byNicola White Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byDennis R. Seaward
General Biology
Growth formCylindrical
Feeding methodSub-surface deposit feeder
Surface deposit feeder
Mobility/MovementCrawler
Environmental positionEpifaunal
Interstitial
Typical food typesVegetable detritus and small algae HabitFree living
BioturbatorNot relevant FlexibilityNone (< 10 degrees)
FragilityRobust SizeVery small(<1cm)
HeightUp to 5 mm Growth RateInsufficient information
Adult dispersal potential100-1000m DependencyIndependent
SociabilityGregarious
Toxic/Poisonous?No
General Biology Additional InformationIt has a peculiar looping gait and moves along by alternately attaching the foot and snout to the substratum (Seaward, 1988). The species is found at moderate densities in narrow, linear habitats.
Biology References Killeen & Light, 1998, Seaward, 1988,
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