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Bristleworm

Polydora ciliata (Johnston 1838)

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Polydora ciliata (Bristleworm) is a species of segmented worms in the family Spionids. It is an upward conveyor. It is a suspension feeder. Individuals can grow to 50 mm. Bristleworm has parental care. Reproduction is semelparous, iteroparous, and gonochoristic. Bristleworm is a sessile 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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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of bristleworm. View this species on GBIF