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BiologyReproduction and larval development take place in spring and early summer. The species has a long pelagic stage. Most phyllodocids are considered predators, catching their prey with their muscular pharynx. They feed on a variety of small invertebrates, e.g. polychaetes, and fish. Cannibalism is widespread (Hartmann-schröder, 1971; Wolff, 1973; Fauchald & Jumars, 1979).