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Description

 A colonial sedentary tube fanworm with a C-shaped pale/white crown of <200 tentacles (radioles). Radioles arranged in interlocking spirals or whorls, usually with one or more paired composite eyes scattered on their outer surface. Tube composed of mud/silt-mucoid outer layer. Trunk of body greenish or purplish brown. The fan usually retracts into tube when approached. The opening of the tube is then 'pinched' at the middle.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 30 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 4 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 35.7
  Temperature range (°C): 11.054 - 12.270
  Nitrate (umol/L): 4.820 - 6.758
  Salinity (PPS): 35.229 - 35.343
  Oxygen (ml/l): 6.151 - 6.174
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.373 - 0.485
  Silicate (umol/l): 2.512 - 2.726

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 35.7

Temperature range (°C): 11.054 - 12.270

Nitrate (umol/L): 4.820 - 6.758

Salinity (PPS): 35.229 - 35.343

Oxygen (ml/l): 6.151 - 6.174

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.373 - 0.485

Silicate (umol/l): 2.512 - 2.726
 
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 Shaded rocky overhangs, or residing in rock crevices in the sublittoral. May sometimes be found in deep rock pools in the intertidal. Found to a depth of at least 30 m.
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