Overview

Distribution

Bay of Fundy to Cape Hatteras, including Cobscook Bay
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Ecology

Habitat

benthic, living under rocks or in burrows in soft substrata, or crawling among algae, hydroids, or in bottom debris
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Depth range based on 11 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 187
  Temperature range (°C): 10.835 - 10.835
  Nitrate (umol/L): 13.830 - 13.830
  Salinity (PPS): 33.460 - 33.460
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.527 - 4.527
  Phosphate (umol/l): 1.216 - 1.216
  Silicate (umol/l): 14.158 - 14.158

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Depth range (m): 0 - 187
 
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Life History and Behavior

Behavior

Diet

generally for group, they are carnivorous; in some cases only the body juices are ingested but the whole prey may be taken in. feed on protozoans, other microfauna and at times prey their own size
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Oerstedia dorsalis

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There are 71 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.  Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.  See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.

GCAGAATTAGGACAGCCTGGTTCTTTATTAGGGGAT---GATCAGCTTTATAATGTTATTGTTACTGCTCATGCTTTTGTTATAATTTTTTTTTTAGTTATACCTGTAATAATTGGAGGATTTGGAAATTGATTGGTTCCTTTAATA---TTAGGAGCTCCTGATATGGCTTTTCCTCGAATAAATAATATAAGATTTTGGCTTTTACCTCCAGCTTTAACTTTATTATTATTTTCTGGAGCTATTGAAAGAGGAGCTGGAACAGGGTGAACTGTTTATCCTCCTTTATCAAGAAATATTGCGCATTCTGGTGGCTCTGTTGACTTA---GCTATTTTTTCTTTACATTTAGCTGGTGTATCTTCTATTTTAGGAGCAATTAATTTTATTACAACAATTATTAATATACGTTGGTATGGAATACAGTTTGAGCGACTTTCTCTTTTTGTTTGATCTGTAAAAATTACAGCTATTTTATTGCTTTTATCTCTTCCTGTTCTTGCTGGG---GCTATTACTATATTATTGACTGATCGAAATTTTAATAC
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Oerstedia dorsalis

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 71
Specimens with Barcodes: 85
Species With Barcodes: 1
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