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Levinsenia gracilis (Tauber 1879)

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Levinsenia gracilis is a species of segmented worms in the family Paraonidae. It is an upward conveyor. It is a subsurface deposit feeder. Individuals can grow to 50 mm. Reproduction is gonochoristic. Levinsenia gracilis is a burrower.

  • URI: http://polytraits.lifewatchgreece.eu/terms/RW_UC
  • Definition: Upward conveyors are vertically oriented species that typically feed head-down at depth in the sediment. Vertically oriented head-down feeders actively select and ingest particles at the deeper sediments and egest these non-locally as faeces in the sediment surface
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  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/subsurfaceDepositFeeder
  • Definition: An organism which obtains food primarily by subsurface 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 Levinsenia gracilis (Tauber 1879). View this species on GBIF