Rhabdopleura compacta

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Rhabdopleura compacta is a sessile hemichordate. It is a suspension feeder that secretes tubes on the ocean floor.[1][2]

Unlike all other Rhabdopleura species, the zooids have black elongated arms with no tentacles.[3]

Distribution

Rhabdopleura compacta occurs in Atlantic waters. It has been found in the English Channel and the Gulf of Mexico.[3]

Reproduction and life cycle

The reproduction and life cycle of Rhabdopleura compacta has been studied by Stebbing (1970) and Dilly (1973).[4][5]

Gonads are shown in the image below.

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Left and right gonads (g) in Rhabdopleura compacta.

References

  1. ^ Maletz, Jörg (2014). "The classification of the Pterobranchia (Cephalodiscida and Graptolithina)". Bulletin of Geosciences. 89 (3): 477–540. doi:10.3140/bull.geosci.1465. ISSN 1214-1119.
  2. ^ Maletz, Jörg (2017). Graptolite Paleobiology. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 9781118515617.
  3. ^ a b Beli E, Aglieri G, Strano F, Maggioni D, Telford MJ, Piraino S, Cameron CB (2018) The zoogeography of extant rhabdopleurid hemichordates (Pterobranchia: Graptolithina), with a new species from the Mediterranean Sea. Invertebr Syst 32(1):100–110. doi:10.1071/IS17021
  4. ^ Stebbing, ARD (1970). "Aspects of the reproduction and life cycle of Rhabdopleura compacta (Hemichordata)". Marine Biology. 5 (3): 205–212. doi:10.1007/BF00346908.
  5. ^ Dilly, PN (1973). "The larva of Rhabdopleura compacta (Hemichordata)". Marine Biology. 18: 69–86. doi:10.1007/BF00347923.
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Rhabdopleura compacta: Brief Summary

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Rhabdopleura compacta is a sessile hemichordate. It is a suspension feeder that secretes tubes on the ocean floor.

Unlike all other Rhabdopleura species, the zooids have black elongated arms with no tentacles.

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Classification

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These were originally thought to be polyzoans.
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