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Lygdamis sp.


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lexID:
11405 
Scientific:
Lygdamis sp. 
German:
Teufelswurm 
English:
Devil worm, Honeycomb worm 
Category:
Vers tubicoles 
Family tree:
(Kingdom) > (Phylum) > (Class) > (Order) > (Family) > Lygdamis (Genus) > sp. (Species) 
Occurrence:
Nouvelle Calédonie, Pacifique Sud, Philippines 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
4 cm - 10 cm 
Temperature:
0°C - 27°C 
Food:
Filter feeder 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Lygdamis augeneri
  • Lygdamis bhaudi
  • Lygdamis curvatus
  • Lygdamis dayi
  • Lygdamis ehlersi
  • Lygdamis giardi
  • Lygdamis gibbsi
  • Lygdamis gilchristi
  • Lygdamis indicus
  • Lygdamis japonicus
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-02-19 19:49:07 

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Lygdamis sp.

This worm is a Sabellariid tube worm.The tube protects the worm from predators, because all polychaetes are soft-bodied.Lygdamis is a nocturnal filter feeder. The food of this worm consists of planktonic microorganism.

The tube is built by active capture of coarse sand, shell fragments or other suitable particles , which are glued together to form elongate cylindrical tubes.

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