Scaphopods are selective deposit feeders, mainly feeding on microscopic organisms, particularly diatoms and foraminiferans. Each tentacle of the capatula has an adhesive know at the tip to capture prey. Tentacular cilia brings smaller particles back to the scaphopod mouth. The tentacles retract to bring larger items to the mouth. The radula is used to break down prey. Food is digested extracellularly in the stomach, then travels from the stomach to intestine. Waste is expelled into mantle cavity through the anus.
Primary Diet: omnivore
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