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Chaetopterus variopedatus Parchment Worm,Tube Worm


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lexID:
6853 
AphiaID:
129914 
Scientific:
Chaetopterus variopedatus 
German:
Pergamentwurm,Leuchtender Borstenflosser 
English:
Parchment Worm,Tube Worm 
Category:
Sea Worms 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Annelida (Phylum) > Polychaeta (Class) > Not assigned (Order) > Chaetopteridae (Family) > Chaetopterus (Genus) > variopedatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Renier, ), 1804 
Occurrence:
the North Sea, Gulf of Mexico, Mozambique, North Atlantic Ocean, Red Sea, South-Africa, the British Isles, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean Sea 
Size:
up to 9.84" (25 cm) 
Temperature:
41 °F - 77 °F (5°C - 25°C) 
Food:
Zoobenthos 
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:
  • Chaetopterus aduncus
  • Chaetopterus capensis
  • Chaetopterus cautus
  • Chaetopterus charlesdarwinii
  • Chaetopterus galapagensis
  • Chaetopterus gregarius
  • Chaetopterus izuensis
  • Chaetopterus japonicus
  • Chaetopterus longipes
  • Chaetopterus luteus
 
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Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2014-03-08 19:35:34 

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Chaetopterus variopedatus (Renier, 1804)

Chaetopterus variopedatus is widely distributed in the world.It grows up to 25 cm in length.The Parchment Worm is a filter feeder and lives in an flexible tube in sandy bottom. Chaetopterus variopedatus is yellowish or greenish white in colour.Adult females becoming pinkish or orange, adult male worms becoming whitish.

If Chaetopterus variopedatus is irritated, it has blue bioluminescence.

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