Data about Priapulida

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Physical Description

Data about Priapulida
Additional detail genital opening
  • Genital opening
    genital opening differs between males and females
Fairbairn, 2013  
Additional detail integument
  • Integument
    integument differs between males and females. Includes the size, number, distribution or shape of cilia, scales, spines, hooks, bristles, feathers, hair, horns and teeth. Although not integmental structures, the antlers of mammals are included in this category because they are analogous in function to the sexually-selected horns and spines of other animals.
Fairbairn, 2013  


Data about Priapulida
Additional detail intertidal zone
  • Intertidal zone
    The area of the foreshore and seabed that is exposed to the air at low tide and submerged at high tide, i.e., the area between tide marks.
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail marine sediment
  • Marine sediment
    Marine sediment is a sediment that accumulates in the flat or very gently sloping areas of the deep ocean basin floor. The three main types of marine sediment, also known as pelagic sediment, are siliceous oozes, calcareous oozes, and red clays.
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail mud
  • Mud
    A liquid or semi-liquid mixture of water and some combination of soil, silt, and clay.
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail ocean trench
  • Ocean trench
    Hemispheric-scale long but narrow topographic depressions of the sea floor. They are the deepest parts of the ocean floor.
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail temperate Environments - EOL project  
Feeds on
Additional detail Cnidarians GloBI  
Additional detail Mussels and Clams GloBI  
Additional detail Snails and Slugs GloBI  
Additional detail Sponges GloBI  
  • Has predator
    is consumed for energetic or other nutritional needs (by another organism)
Has predator
Additional detail Bony Fishes GloBI  
Additional detail Cartilaginous Fishes GloBI  
Additional detail Cephalopods GloBI  
Additional detail Cod GloBI  
Additional detail Decapod Crustaceans GloBI  
Additional detail Emerald Rockcod GloBI  
Additional detail Haddock GloBI  
Additional detail Mantis Shrimp GloBI  
Additional detail Octopus GloBI  
Additional detail Penis Worm GloBI  
Additional detail Penis Worm GloBI  
Additional detail Sea Stars GloBI  
Additional detail Sea-urchins GloBI  
Additional detail Snails and Slugs GloBI  
Additional detail Thorny Skate GloBI  

Life History and Behavior

Data about Priapulida
Additional detail dioecious
  • Dioecious
    Dioecy (Greek: "two households"; adjective form: dioecious) is characterised by a species having distinct male and female organisms.
Fairbairn, 2013  


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