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Parasitic Solenogaster

Rhopalomenia aglaopheniae (Kowalevsky & Marion 1887)

Distribution

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Commonly found in European waters at depths of 50 to 100m. Moves around close to the ocean floor.
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General Ecology

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Predates on the cnidarian Lytcarpia myriophyllum.
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Size

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Bilaterally symmetrical worm-shaped mollusc of length 1 - 3.5cm. The mantle secretes a thick cuticle covered in outward projecting calcareous spicules. The foot lies within a ventral pedal groove, which starts at a ciliated fossette behind the mouth, and ends at the cloaca. Mucus is secreted into this groove from pedal glands just behind the mouth. This species has lost its radula.
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Rhopalomenia aglaopheniae

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Rhopalomenia aglaopheniae is a species of solenogasters, shell-less, worm-like, marine molluscs.[2]

Distribution

This species is found in the North Atlantic Ocean.

References

  1. ^ Kowalevsky A. & Marion A. (1887). Contributions à l'histoire des Solenogastres ou Aplacophores. Annales du Musée d'Histoire Naturelle de Marseille, Zoologie 3 (mémoire 1): 1-77, 2 pl.
  2. ^ Garcia-Alvarez, O.; Gofas, S. (2015). Rhopalomenia aglaopheniae. In: MolluscaBase (2015). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species on 2015-11-11
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Rhopalomenia aglaopheniae: Brief Summary

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Rhopalomenia aglaopheniae is a species of solenogasters, shell-less, worm-like, marine molluscs.

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Depth range

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50-137 m.
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