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Capitellid Worm

Heteromastus filiformis (Claparède 1864)

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Heteromastus filiformis (Capitellid Worm) is a species of segmented worms in the family capitellid worms. They are upward conveyors. Individuals can grow to 100 mm. They have parental care. Reproduction is semelparous. They are facultatively mobile burrowers.

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  • 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 Capitellid worm. View this species on GBIF