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Parchment Worm

Chaetopterus variopedatus (Renier 1804)

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Chaetopterus variopedatus (Parchment Worm) is a species of segmented worms in the family Chaetopteridae. They are downward conveyors. Individuals can grow to 25 cm. They are sessile animals.

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  • 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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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Parchment worm. View this species on GBIF