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Spiophanes bombyx (Claparède 1870)

Ocean University of China. College of Marine Life Science. Year: 2012.   cc-by-nc-sa-3.0

Spiophanes bombyx is a species of segmented worms in the family spionids. Individuals can grow to 10 cm. They are sessile swimmers.

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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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EOL has data for 34 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Spiophanes bombyx (Claparède 1870). View this species on GBIF