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Terebellides stroemii   Sars, 1835

Stroem's trichobranchid worm

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Terebellides stroemii   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Polychaeta | Canalipalpata | Trichobranchidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Gusso, C.C., M.F. Gravina and F.R. Maggiore. 2001. (Ref. 2780)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75621); max. reported age: 2 years (Ref. 2823)


Sessile; brackish; depth range 200 - 1500 m (Ref. 75621)

Climate / Range


Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Arctic, Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Indo-Pacific.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Depth and length based on occurrence record; to be replaced with better reference. Inhabits muddy bottoms (Ref. 2780) and intertidal eelgrass flat (Ref. 2823). Tentaculate sessile surface detritivore (Ref. 95752). Known as a suspension feeder (Ref. 75621) and a surface deposit feeder (Ref. 96501). 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

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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