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Malacoceros fuliginosus (Claparède 1868)

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Malacoceros fuliginosus is a species of segmented worms in the family Spionids. They are downward conveyors. Individuals can grow to 100 mm. They have parental care. Reproduction is iteroparous. They are sessile burrowers.

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  • Definition: Downward conveyors exhibit a feeding strategy opposite to that of upward conveyors. Vertically oriented head-up feeders actively select and ingest particles at the surface and egest these non-locally as faeces in deeper sediment strata
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Malacoceros fuliginosus (Claparède 1868). View this species on GBIF