Priapulomorpha | Not assigned
Higgins, R.P. and V. Storch. 1991. (Ref. 1570)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 0.2 cm TRKL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1570)
Demersal; depth range 0 - 2 m (Ref. 1585)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: Fiji and Andaman Islands.
Assumed maximum total length .3 cm from Ref. 1585. 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).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)