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Polydora Mud Worm

Polydora cornuta Bosc 1802

Smithsonian Institution. Matthieu Leray. Year: 2014.   cc-by-nc-sa-3.0

Polydora cornuta (Polydora Mud Worm) is a species of segmented worms in the family Spionids. They are downward conveyors. Individuals can grow to 3 cm. They have parental care. Reproduction is iteroparous. They are swimmers.

  • URI: http://polytraits.lifewatchgreece.eu/terms/RW_DC
  • Definition: Downward conveyors exhibit a feeding strategy opposite to that of upward conveyors. Vertically oriented head-up feeders actively select and ingest particles at the surface and egest these non-locally as faeces in deeper sediment strata
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  • URI: http://polytraits.lifewatchgreece.eu/terms/MOB_SWIM
  • Definition: An organism that moves through the water column via movements of its fins, legs or appendages, via undulatory movements of the body or via jet propulsion; includes pelagic phases during reproduction (swarming at the surface)
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