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Description

Aulacantha scolymantha (p. 1575):  Radial tubes cylindrical, straight, of nearly equal breadth throughout their whole length, somewhat inflated on the proximal basal end, smooth throughout the greater part of their length, but in the distal third dentate, with numerous (ten to forty) small pointed teeth, which are curved outwards, and shorter than the thickness of the tube.  Dimensions. —Length of the tubes 0.5 to 2.0, breath 0.01 to 0.02. Habitat. —Cosmopolitan; Mediterranean, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific; at many Stations; surface and at various depths; the most common of all Aulacanthida.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 4 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 2 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 0
  Temperature range (°C): 16.702 - 18.603
  Nitrate (umol/L): 1.182 - 2.241
  Salinity (PPS): 32.807 - 33.839
  Oxygen (ml/l): 5.522 - 5.755
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.255 - 0.255
  Silicate (umol/l): 10.866 - 15.043

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Temperature range (°C): 16.702 - 18.603

Nitrate (umol/L): 1.182 - 2.241

Salinity (PPS): 32.807 - 33.839

Oxygen (ml/l): 5.522 - 5.755

Silicate (umol/l): 10.866 - 15.043
 
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