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Pile Worm

Alitta succinea (Leuckart 1847)

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Alitta succinea (Pile worm) is a species of segmented worms in the family ragworms. It is an open-ended ventilator. It is a surface deposit feeder. Individuals can grow to 100 mm. Alitta succinea (Pile worm) has sexual metamorphosis. Reproduction is semelparous and gonochoristic. Alitta succinea (Pile worm) is a facultatively mobile crawler.

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  • 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 Pile worm