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Thaumatoconcha radiata is a species of ostracodes in the family Thaumatocyprididae. It is a surface deposit feeder. Individuals can grow to 32 mm. Reproduction is dioecious.

  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/surfaceDepositFeeder
  • Definition: An organism which obtains food primarily by surface deposit feeding. Reid WDK, Wigham BD, McGill RAR, Polunin NVC (2012) Elucidating trophic pathways in benthic deep-sea assemblages of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge north and south of the Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 463:89-103. doi:10.3354/meps09863
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Thaumatoconcha radiata Kornicker & Sohn 1976. View this species on GBIF