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Gastrolepidia clavigera


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lexID:
12574 
AphiaID:
221114 
Scientific:
Gastrolepidia clavigera 
German:
Seewalzen-Schuppenwurm, Clavigera-Schuppenwurm 
English:
Sea Cucumber Scale Worm, Clavigera Worm, Clubbed Scaleworm 
Category:
Orm 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Annelida (Phylum) > Polychaeta (Class) > Phyllodocida (Order) > Polynoidae (Family) > Gastrolepidia (Genus) > clavigera (Species) 
Initial determination:
Schmarda, 1861 
Occurrence:
Mozambique, Raja Amat, Lembeh Strait, Pacific Ocean, Tansania, Zanzibar, Bengalske golf, Filippinerne, Hawaii, Indiske ocean, Indonesien, Madagascar, New Zealand, Ny Kaledonien, Sri Lanka 
Sea depth:
1 - 30 Meter 
Size:
3 cm - 10 cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 27°C 
Food:
Plankton 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-11-21 12:58:53 

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Gastrolepidia clavigera Schmarda, 1861

This scale worm host of sea cucumbers. Often seen with this host seacucumber Bohadschia argus and Bohadschia subrubra. Colour variable with marginal bumps. The colour pattern of the worm mimics their sea cucumber host.

This scale worm has at least 21 pairs of large soft scales and their underside has large lamellae at the base of each parapodium.

Synonymised names:
Gastrolepidia amblyophyllus Grube, 1876 (subjective synonym)
Polynoe freudenbergi Plate, 1916 (subjective synonym)

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