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Pista maculata   Hessle, 1917

fiber tube worm

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Polychaeta | Canalipalpata | Terebellidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Piepenburg, D., N.V. Chernova, C.F. von Dorrien, J. Gutt, A.V. Neyelov, E. Rachor, L. Saldanha and M.K. Schmid. 1996. (Ref. 2952)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 7.5 cm H male/unsexed; (Ref. 865)

Environment

Demersal; depth range 0 - 12 m (Ref. 865)

Climate / Range

Polar

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Pacific, Northern Atlantic, Arctic and the Mediterranean.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Size refers to tube height (Ref. 865). It is found attached to rocks, from middle intertidal to subtidal depths of 12 meters (Ref. 865). Members of the class Polychaeta are mostly gonochoric (sexual). Mating: Females produce a pheromone attracting and signalling the males to shed sperm which in turn stimulates females to shed eggs, this behavior is known as swarming. Gametes are spawned through the metanephridia or body wall rupturing (termed as "epitoky", wherein a pelagic, reproductive individual, "epitoke", is formed from a benthic, nonreproductive individual, "atoke"). After fertilization, most eggs become planktonic; although some are retained in the worm tubes or burrowed in jelly masses attached to the tubes (egg brooders). Life Cycle: Eggs develop into trocophore larva, which later metamorph into juvenile stage (body lengthened), and later develop into adults (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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