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Osedax mucofloris   Glover, K√§llstr√∂m, Smith & Dahlgren, 2005

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Classification
Polychaeta | Sabellida | Siboglinidae
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Main reference
Glover, A.G., B. Källström, C.R. Smith and T.G. Dahlgren. 2005. (Ref. 7663)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 0.8 cm TRKL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7661)

Environment
Sessile; depth range 125 - 125 m (Ref. 7663)

Climate / Range
Temperate

Distribution
Northern Atlantic.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Depth range is based on a locality (Ref. 7663); to be replaced with a better reference. Inhabits and feeds on Minke whale (Balaenoptera acuturostrata) carcass (Ref. 7663). Members of the class Polychaeta are mostly gonochoric (sexual). Mating: Females produce a pheromone attracting and signalling the males to shed sperm which in turn stimulates females to shed eggs, this behavior is known as swarming. Gametes are spawned through the metanephridia or body wall rupturing (termed as "epitoky", wherein a pelagic, reproductive individual, "epitoke", is formed from a benthic, nonreproductive individual, "atoke"). After fertilization, most eggs become planktonic; although some are retained in the worm tubes or burrowed in jelly masses attached to the tubes (egg brooders). Life Cycle: Eggs develop into trocophore larva, which later metamorph into juvenile stage (body lengthened), and later develop into adults (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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