Hydroides elegans (Haswell, 1883)
calcareous tube worm
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Family:  Serpulidae ()
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Environment:  sessile; marine; depth range 0 - 3890 m
Distribution:  Circumglobal.
Biology:  Notable in tropical and subtropical coastal fouling communities (Ref. 102523). Found among living corals as well as on the underside of dead corals. Buried in the skeleton of Montastrea sp. while also seen attached to a dead Pocillopora damicornis (Ref. 102066). Filter feeds to extract minute plankton and organic matter from water column (Ref. 107862). Members of the class Polychaeta are gonochoric (sexual), gametes are spawned through the metanephridia or body wall rupturing (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Dar, Christine - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 04.04.16

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