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Melinna elisabethae Mc Intosh 1914

Melinna elisabethae is a species of segmented worms in the family Ampharetidae. It is a selective deposit feeder. Individuals can grow to 80 mm. Reproduction is iteroparous.

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  • 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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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Melinna elisabethae Mc Intosh 1914. View this species on GBIF