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Polygordius appendiculatus Fraipont 1887

Polygordius appendiculatus is a species of segmented worms in the family Polygordiidae. It is a surficial modifier. It is a labile material feeder. Individuals can grow to 4.5 cm. Polygordius appendiculatus is a facultatively mobile animal.

  • URI: https://eol.org/schema/terms/labile_material_feeder
  • Definition: consumers specializing in labile organic matter, which is easily metabolized; usually low molecular weight compounds, eg: simple sugars or proteins. For instance, metabolic scaling puts intense selective pressure on small organisms to ingest foods rich in labile organic matter; the residence time in a very short gut is too brief for enzymatic hydrolysis, so they specialize in rapidly metabolizable compounds.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Polygordius appendiculatus Fraipont 1887. View this species on GBIF