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Echiura (Spoon Worms) is a group of segmented worms. There are 172 species of spoon worms, in 40 genera and 5 families. Spoon Worms includes groups like Ikedidae, Urechidae, and Bonelliidae. They are downward conveyors. They are facultatively mobile animals.

  • 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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spoon worms Habitats

The environments in which many spoon worms species are known to live. Select an environment to see its spoon worms species checklist.

Brenna Green   cc-by-nc-sa-4.0

Spoon Worm Habitats

The environments in which many spoon worms species are known to live. Select an environment to see its spoon worms species checklist.