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Ice Cream Cone Worm

Pectinaria gouldii (Verrill 1873)

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Pectinaria gouldii (Ice Cream Cone Worm) is a species of segmented worms in the family Pectinariidae. They are upward conveyors. They are detritivores. Individuals can grow to 100 mm. They are facultatively mobile animals.

  • URI: http://polytraits.lifewatchgreece.eu/terms/RW_UC
  • Definition: Upward conveyors are vertically oriented species that typically feed head-down at depth in the sediment. Vertically oriented head-down feeders actively select and ingest particles at the deeper sediments and egest these non-locally as faeces in the sediment surface
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of ice cream cone worm. View this species on GBIF