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Polygordius is a genus of segmented worms in the family Polygordiidae. They are surficial modifiers. They are labile material feeders. Polygordius have sexual metamorphosis. Reproduction is iteroparous and semelparous. Polygordius are facultatively mobile animals.

  • 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. View this species on GBIF