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Praxillura ornata Verrill 1880

Praxillura ornata is a species of segmented worms in the family bamboo worms. It is a labile material feeder.

  • URI: https://eol.org/schema/terms/labile_material_feeder
  • Definition: consumers specializing in labile organic matter, which is easily metabolized; usually low molecular weight compounds, eg: simple sugars or proteins. For instance, metabolic scaling puts intense selective pressure on small organisms to ingest foods rich in labile organic matter; the residence time in a very short gut is too brief for enzymatic hydrolysis, so they specialize in rapidly metabolizable compounds.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of <i>Praxillura ornata</i> Verrill 1880