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Pholoe minuta   (Fabricius, 1780)

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Polychaeta | Aciculata | Pholoidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 4000 m (Ref. 3477).  Subtropical; 27°C - 28°C (Ref. 87155)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Arctic, Atlantic and Indo-Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

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.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

López-Jamar, E., G. González and J. Mejuto. 1986. (Ref. 2778)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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Egg development

Internet sources

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)