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Sternaspis scutata   Ranzani, 1817

scutate stermaspid worm

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

Main reference
Salazar-Vallejo, S.I. and M.H. Londoño-Mesa. 2004. (Ref. 8159)
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Size / Weight / Age

Environment
Benthic; brackish; depth range 45 - 3830 m (Ref. 91956)

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Indo-Pacific, Atlantic, Adriatic, Arctic and the Mediterranean: Central America to northern Brazil and Canadian Arctic Archipelago.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 107256. A subsurface deposit-feeder (Refs. 96292, 96498). Surface deposit feeder (Ref. 108299). 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

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown