BIOTIC Species Information for Scoloplos armiger
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Researched byLizzie Tyler Data supplied byUniversity of Sheffield
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
General Biology
Growth formVermiform segmented
Feeding methodSurface deposit feeder
Sub-surface deposit feeder
Mobility/MovementBurrower
Environmental positionInfaunal
Typical food typesInsufficient information HabitBurrow dwelling
BioturbatorDiffusive mixing FlexibilityHigh (>45 degrees)
FragilityFragile SizeMedium(11-20 cm)
HeightNot relevant Growth RateInsufficient information
Adult dispersal potential100-1000m DependencyIndependent
SociabilitySolitary
Toxic/Poisonous?No
General Biology Additional InformationGibbs (1968) described the worm as 'extremely fragile'. Up to 12 cm in length (Fish & Fish, 1996). Worms roam through burrow system down to 15 cm depth. Do not usually appear at sediment surface (Kruse et al., 2004).
Biology References Kruse et al., 2003, Kruse et al., 2004, Gibbs, 1968, Hayward & Ryland, 1990, Julie Bremner, unpub data,
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