Polychaeta | Aciculata
Environment / Climate / Range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 4000 m (Ref. 3477). Subtropical; 27°C - 28°C (Ref. 87155)
Arctic, Atlantic and Indo-Pacific.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
A small bristle worm, usually not exceeding 10 mm in length. It has a flat oval body that is covered with 40-60 soft scales called elytra on the dorsal side (Ref. 2778). Found along the near-coastal zone, often in fine-grained to muddy sediment (Refs. 7882, 96352), also associated with organic pollutants (Ref. 96352). Feeds on organic material from the sediment (Ref. 2778). A predator (Ref. 96501)/carnivore-scavenger (Ref. 96352). Reproduction occurs during spring and summer producing planktonic larvae (Ref. 3477).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Reproduction occurs during spring and summer producing planktonic larvae.
LÃ³pez-Jamar, E., G. GonzÃ¡lez and J. Mejuto. 1986. (Ref. 2778)
A small species, not growing more than 1 cm long. It has a flat oval body, with soft scales (elytra) covering the dorsal leaving the middle part elytra-free, usually 40-60 in number, and show concentric rings with rusty brown speckles. The head has four eyes and one median antenna. Its color ranges from colorless, flesh, greenish to black.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 0.2 - 7.9, mean 3.3 (based on 1259 cells; Ref. 115970