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Eudistylia polymorpha


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lexID:
10440 
Scientific:
Eudistylia polymorpha 
German:
Röhrenwurm 
English:
giant feather duster worm 
Category:
Rørorme 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Annelida (Phylum) > Polychaeta (Class) > Sabellida (Order) > Sabellidae (Family) > Eudistylia (Genus) > polymorpha (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Johnson, ), 1901 
Sea depth:
1 - 20 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 5cm 
Temperature:
°C - 23°C 
Food:
Filter feeder, Plankton 
Tank:
~ 100 Liter 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-02-15 15:12:29 

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Eudistylia polymorpha (Johnson, 1901)

Eudistylia polymorpha, the giant feather duster worm, is a species of marine polychaete worm belonging to the family Sabellidae. Its common name is from the crown of tentacles extended when the animal is under water.
E. polymorpha has a body up to 25 cm long and 1.2 cm thick and lives within a tube.

E. polymorpha is a filter feeder, catching food particles with its pinnately branched radioles

Synonymised names:
Bispira polymorpha Johnson, 1901 (superseded original combination)
Distylia monterea Chamberlin, 1919
Eudistylia intermedia Bush, 1905 (subjective synonym)

Classification:
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Annelida (Phylum) > Polychaeta (Class) > Sedentaria (Subclass) > Canalipalpata (Infraclass) > Sabellida (Order) > Sabellidae (Family) > Sabellinae (Subfamily) > Eudistylia (Genus) > Eudistylia polymorpha (Species)



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