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Sphaerosyllis pirifera Claparède 1868

Sphaerosyllis pirifera is a species of segmented worms in the family Syllidae. It is a surficial modifier. It is a selective deposit feeder. Individuals can grow to 10 mm. Sphaerosyllis pirifera is a burrower.

  • URI: http://polytraits.lifewatchgreece.eu/terms/FEED_SD
  • Definition: Some deposit feeders do not ingest sediment haphazardly but use their palps or buccal organs to sort organic material from the sediment prior to ingestion. The method of sorting varies according to the types of palps present.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of <i>Sphaerosyllis pirifera</i> Claparède 1868