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Hydroides elegans   (Haswell, 1883)

calcareous tube worm

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Hydroides elegans   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Polychaeta | Sabellida | Serpulidae
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Main reference
Coles, S.L., R.C. DeFelice, L.G. Eldredge and J.T. Carlton. 1999. (Ref. 3356)
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Environment
Sessile; depth range 0 - 3890 m (Ref. 102521)

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Circumglobal.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Notable in tropical and subtropical coastal fouling communities (Ref. 102523). Found among living corals as well as on the underside of dead corals. Buried in the skeleton of Montastrea sp. while also seen attached to a dead Pocillopora damicornis (Ref. 102066). Filter feeds to extract minute plankton and organic matter from water column (Ref. 107862). Members of the class Polychaeta are gonochoric (sexual), gametes are spawned through the metanephridia or body wall rupturing (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




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