Overview

Distribution

Bay of Fundy to South Carolina
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Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Edwardsia with 16 tentacles and small, aggregated nemathybomes. Length of fully extended living specimens to 120 mm, length in contraction typically 30 mm. Retractor muscles reniform, relatively well developed; parietal muscles trianguloid. Edwardsia elegans is distinguishable from other North American Edwardsiidae by the number of tentacles and/or the size and prominence of its nemathybomes.

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Ecology

Habitat

shelf
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burrowing in sandy, muddy habitats
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Depth range based on 255 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 53 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 2159
  Temperature range (°C): 3.378 - 12.177
  Nitrate (umol/L): 4.585 - 22.768
  Salinity (PPS): 33.276 - 35.134
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.518 - 6.178
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.605 - 1.391
  Silicate (umol/l): 3.916 - 15.542

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 2159

Temperature range (°C): 3.378 - 12.177

Nitrate (umol/L): 4.585 - 22.768

Salinity (PPS): 33.276 - 35.134

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.518 - 6.178

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.605 - 1.391

Silicate (umol/l): 3.916 - 15.542
 
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Life History and Behavior

Behavior

Diet

Generally, anthozoans are primarly carnivorous which prey on sea urchins, gastropods, bivalves, or crustaceans that crawl or swim into their grasp.
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Reproduction

Edwardsia elegans is gonochoric.

Asexual repoduction is unknown.

In the field, animals occur in dense aggregations that suggest either low dispersal, high recruitment, or asexual reproduction.

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