Priapulomorpha | Not assigned
Environment / Climate / Range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 2 m (Ref. 1585). Tropical
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)
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.
Higgins, R.P. and V. Storch. 1991. (Ref. 1570)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)