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Bee Spionid

Spiophanes bombyx (Claparède 1870)

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Spiophanes bombyx (Bee Spionid) is a species of segmented worms in the family spionids. They are upward conveyors. Individuals can grow to 10 cm. They are sessile swimmers.

  • 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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  • 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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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of bee spionid. View this species on GBIF