Polychaeta | Sabellida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Sessile; depth range 0 - 3890 m (Ref. 102521). Tropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Members of the class Polychaeta are gonochoric (sexual), gametes are spawned through the metanephridia or body wall rupturing.
Coles, S.L., R.C. DeFelice, L.G. Eldredge and J.T. Carlton. 1999. (Ref. 3356)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 3 - 13, mean 4.8 (based on 2429 cells).