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Phylo foetida (Claparède 1868)

Phylo foetida is a species of segmented worms in the family Orbiniidae. It is a non-selective deposit feeder. Individuals can grow to 100 mm. Phylo foetida has parental care. It is a burrower.

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  • Definition: An organism that feeds on mud or sand and shows little discrimination in the size or type of particles eaten. The sediment is ingested and any digestible organic material is assimilated as it passes through the alimentary canal.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Phylo foetida (Claparède 1868). View this species on GBIF