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Scolelepis (Scolelepis) squamata (O. F. Muller 1806)

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Scolelepis squamata is a species of segmented worms in the family Spionids. It is a biodiffusor. It is a selective deposit feeder. Individuals can grow to 100 mm. Scolelepis squamata is a sessile swimming.

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  • 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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  • URI: http://polytraits.lifewatchgreece.eu/terms/MOB_SWIM
  • Definition: An organism that moves through the water column via movements of its fins, legs or appendages, via undulatory movements of the body or via jet propulsion; includes pelagic phases during reproduction (swarming at the surface)
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Scolelepis (Scolelepis) squamata (O. F. Muller 1806). View this species on GBIF