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Salmacina dysteri   (Huxley, 1855)


Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Salmacina dysteri   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Polychaeta | Sabellida | Serpulidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
DeFelice, R.C., L.G. Eldredge and J.T. Carlton. 2001. (Ref. 3248)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 1.5 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. )

Environment
Sessile

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Circumglobal in warm seas.
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Short description
Very slender white tubes, 15 mm long and 0.5mm wide. The branchial crown is composed of 8 radioles, 4 on each side. Operculum is absent. 7 to 9 thoracic segment.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A suspension feeder common on hard substrates or overgrowing other fouling invertebrates in sheltered waters like harbors and embayments or also in shallow and deep reef habitats (Ref. 3248). 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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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown