BIOTIC Species Information for Sagartiogeton undatus
Researched byEmily Wilson Data supplied byMarLIN
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General Biology
Growth formCylindrical
Feeding methodPassive suspension feeder
Mobility/MovementTemporary attachment
Environmental positionEpibenthic
Typical food typesCarrion, small invertebrates HabitAttached
BioturbatorNot relevant FlexibilityHigh (>45 degrees)
FragilityIntermediate SizeMedium(11-20 cm)
HeightInsufficient information Growth RateInsufficient information
Adult dispersal potentialVery limited (<1m) DependencyIndependent
General Biology Additional InformationThis species becomes very flat in contraction, only a few millimetres thick. It is rarely present in abundance in any one locality. Sagartiogeton undatus is often found in the company of Sagartia troglodytes or Cereus pedunculatus, where these occur buried, and in the past has been confused with both these species although easily distinguished from them by its lack of suckers. Philip Henry Gosse christened this species the Snakelocks, but this name proved popular with the more common species Anemonia viridis.
Biology References Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Hayward et al., 1996,
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