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In the paper written by Richard W. Osman in 1987, Hadfield and Hughes reported that Thylacodes squamigerus, also known as Serpulorbis, are most commonly seen along the coast of Southern California in large aggregations containing more than one specimen. These organisms have shells that are cemented to a substrate and they use a mucus net to filter feed. Reproduction involves the brooding of eggs in capsules inside the shell which are released as larvae in the summer. The attachment of larvae is between months of late July to late September. Their biggest predators appear to be the seastar Pisaster giganteous and crabs.

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