BIOTIC Species Information for Chaetopterus variopedatus
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Researched byLizzie Tyler Data supplied byUniversity of Sheffield
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
General Biology
Growth formVermiform segmented
Feeding methodPassive suspension feeder
Active suspension feeder
Mobility/MovementBurrower
Environmental positionEpifaunal
Infaunal
Typical food typesSuspended organic particulates HabitTubiculous
BioturbatorNot relevant FlexibilityHigh (>45 degrees)
FragilityFragile SizeMedium-large(21-50cm)
Height Growth RateInsufficient information
Adult dispersal potentialVery limited (<1m) DependencyIndependent
SociabilitySolitary
Toxic/Poisonous?No
General Biology Additional InformationThe adult worm is up to 25 cm in length and lives in tough, permanent, U-shaped tubes up to 30 cm in length.
Biology References Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Julie Bremner, unpub data,
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