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Lygdamis wirtzi

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Lygdamis wirtzi (c) by Prof. Dr. Peter Wirtz

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lexID:
9290 
AphiaID:
328976 
Scientific:
Lygdamis wirtzi 
German:
Teufelswurm 
English:
Devil Worm, Honeycomb Worm 
Category:
Kokerwormen 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Annelida (Phylum) > Polychaeta (Class) > Sabellida (Order) > Sabellariidae (Family) > Lygdamis (Genus) > wirtzi (Species) 
Initial determination:
Nishi & Nunez, 1999 
Occurrence:
Portugal, Madeira, the Canary Islands, Spain, Mexico (East Pacific), the Caribbean 
Sea depth:
0 - 35 Meter 
Size:
4 cm - 10 cm 
Temperature:
°C - 25°C 
Food:
Plankton, Stofvoer, Zooplankton 
Tank:
~ 100 Liter 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Lygdamis augeneri
  • Lygdamis bhaudi
  • Lygdamis curvatus
  • Lygdamis dayi
  • Lygdamis ehlersi
  • Lygdamis giardi
  • Lygdamis gibbsi
  • Lygdamis gilchristi
  • Lygdamis indicus
  • Lygdamis japonicus
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-02-19 19:57:28 

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Lygdamis wirtzi Nishi & Nunez, 1999 - Devil Worm

This worm is a Sabellariid tube worm. The tube protects the worm from predators, because all polychaetes are soft-bodied.Lygdamis is a nocturnal filter feeder. The food of this worm consists of planktonic microorganism.

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