BIOTIC Species Information for Ampharete falcata
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Researched byTracy Heath Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
General Biology
Growth formVermiform segmented
Feeding methodPassive suspension feeder
Active suspension feeder
Surface deposit feeder
Sub-surface deposit feeder
Mobility/MovementBurrower
Environmental positionInfaunal
Typical food typesInsufficient information HabitTubiculous
BioturbatorNot researched FlexibilityHigh (>45 degrees)
FragilityFragile SizeSmall(1-2cm)
HeightNot researched Growth RateInsufficient information
Adult dispersal potential100-1000m DependencyIndependent
SociabilitySolitary
Toxic/Poisonous?No
General Biology Additional InformationFeeds by extending its tentacles across the sediment surface. Mucus secreted by the tentacles traps food which is then carried back to the mouth. Branchiae are used for gas exchange.
Biology References Holthe, 1986, Rouse & Pleijel, 2001, Fauchald, 1977, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b,
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