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Social Feather Duster

Bispira brunnea (Treadwell 1917)

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Bispira brunnea (Social feather duster) is a species of segmented worm in the family feather duster worms. It is found in marine habitat. It is a suspension feeder.

  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000447
  • Definition: An aquatic biome that comprises systems of open-ocean and unprotected coastal habitats, characterized by exposure to wave action, tidal fluctuation, and ocean currents as well as systems that largely resemble these. Water in the marine biome is generally within the salinity range of seawater: 30 to 38 ppt.
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  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/suspensionFeeder
  • Definition: An organism which obtains food primarily by suspension 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 Social feather duster