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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 CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at Catalog of Life:
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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.
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Annelida (Phylum) > Polychaeta (Class) > Sedentaria (Subclass) > Chaetopteridae (Family) > Chaetopterus (Genus)
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