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Chaetopterid Worms

Chaetopteridae

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Chaetopteridae (Chaetopterid Worms) is a family of segmented worms. They are downward conveyors. They are mucus net feeders. Chaetopterid Worms are sessile animals.

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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 chaetopterid worms. View this species on GBIF

chaetopterid worms Habitats

The environments in which many chaetopterid worms species are known to live. Select an environment to see its chaetopterid worms species checklist.

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Chaetopterid Worm Habitats

The environments in which many chaetopterid worms species are known to live. Select an environment to see its chaetopterid worms species checklist.