María E. García-Garza, J.A. de León-González   cc-by-3.0

Amphictene is a genus of segmented worms in the family Pectinariidae. They are upward conveyors. They are detritivores. They are facultatively mobile animals.

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  • 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 Amphictene Savigny 1822. View this species on GBIF