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Sabella spallanzanii   (Viviani, 1805)

peacock feather duster
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Classification
Polychaeta | Canalipalpata | Sabellidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Cardigos, F., F. Tempera, S. Avila, J. Gonçalves, A. Colaço and R.S. Santos. 2006. (Ref. 3512)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 70.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 76803)

Environment
Demersal; depth range ? - 30 m (Ref. 76803)

Climate / Range
Subtropical

Distribution
Indo-West Pacific, Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Flexible tube can reach up to 50cm in length and tentacles up to 20 cm (Ref. 76803). Main food and feeding type based on another species of the same Genus; to be replaced with a better reference (Ref. 95752). 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




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References
Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Moderate to high vulnerability (48 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown