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Meiopriapulus fijiensis   Morse, 1981

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Priapulomorpha | Not assigned | Tubiluchidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 2 m (Ref. 1585).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific: Fiji and Andaman Islands.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 0.2 cm TRKL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1570)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Assumed maximum total length .3 cm from Ref. 1585. Meiobenthic (Ref. 1143). Also found in subtidal shell-hash sediment zones. Feeds by scraping bacteria from the surrounding particulate matter and ingesting them (Ref. 1570). Occurs in both intertidal and shallow subtidal sands; found from the mid-tide range to just within the infralittoral zone (Ref. 1585). Occurs from low to mid tide mark. Members of the phylum Priapulida are gonochoric. Life cycle: Eggs develop into benthic priapulid larvae before turning into adult (Ref. 833).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the phylum Priapulida are gonochoric. Life cycle: Eggs develop into benthic priapulid larvae before turning into adult.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Higgins, R.P. and V. Storch. 1991. (Ref. 1570)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Mass conversion

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown