Image Crown copyright - Chaetozone setosa. Image width ca XX cm.
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Chaetozone setosa is not listed under any importance categories.
|Phylum||Annelida||Segmented worms e.g. ragworms, tubeworms & fanworms|
|Class||Polychaeta||Bristleworms, e.g. ragworms, scaleworms, paddleworms, fanworms and tubeworms|
|Recorded Distribution in Britain and Ireland||This species can be found around the coasts of Britain and Ireland.|
|Habitat information||Chaetozone setosa is common on muddy and gravel bottoms in the shallow sublittoral.|
|Description||Chaetozone setosa has a relatively thin cylindrical body that narrows posteriorly. The overall body length is 20-25 mm with 70-90 segments (chaetigers). The head bears a pointed, eyeless prostromium with two extremely long, wrinkled fragile palps on the first segment. Typically grey, brownish or bluish-black in colour. Long finger-like gills are present along the initial half of the body from the first segment. At the posterior end of the body, stout pointed chaetea form transverse series latterally. Toward the end of the body the chaetae increase in number and almost encircle the entire segment.|
|Additional information||This species is a sedentary worm feeding on detritus using its long, wrinkled fragile palps. There are several species confused under this name in UK waters (Howson & Picton, 1997).|
This review can be cited as follows:
Sonia Rowley 2006. Chaetozone setosa. A polychaete. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 19/05/2013]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesinformation.php?speciesID=2950>