BIOTIC Species Information for Colus gracilis
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Researched byLizzie Tyler Data supplied byUniversity of Sheffield
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
General Biology
Growth formTurbinate
Feeding methodPredator
Scavenger
Mobility/MovementCrawler
Environmental positionEpifaunal
Epibenthic
Typical food typesCarrion as well as bivalves and certain polychaetes HabitFree living
BioturbatorNot relevant FlexibilityNone (< 10 degrees)
FragilityRobust SizeSmall-medium(3-10cm)
HeightNot researched Growth RateNot Researched
Adult dispersal potentialNot researched DependencyIndependent
SociabilitySolitary
Toxic/Poisonous?No
General Biology Additional InformationObservations of symbiosis between Colus gracilis and the cnidarian Hormathia digitata have been made (Ates, 1998).
Biology References Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Seaward, 1982, Christensen, 1980, Graham, 1988, Philippart, 1998, Ates, 1998, Hayward & Ryland, 1990,
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