Entoprocta spp. Goblet Worms, Nodding Heads, Entoprocts
Entoprocta spp.is commonly referred to as Goblet Worms, Nodding Heads, Entoprocts. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
- Entoprocta spp.
- Goblet Worms, Nodding Heads, Entoprocts
- Family tree:
- Animalia (Kingdom) > Entoprocta (Phylum) > (Class) > (Order) > (Family) > Entoprocta (Genus) > spp. (Species)
- Initial determination:
- Nitsche, 1869
- Circumglobal, Gulf of California, Indonesia, Moluccas, Philippines, USA
- Sea depth:
- 0,5 cm
- Filter feeder
- Toxic hazard unknown
- Not evaluated
- Red List:
- Not evaluated (NE)
- More related species
in this lexicon:
- Meerwasser-Lexikon Team
- 2021-02-17 20:57:16
- 2021-02-18 19:45:03
Entoprocta means anus inside.All species are sessile and the great majority are marine species.
Entoprocta have a crown of solid tentacles whose cilia generate water currents that draw food particles towards the mouth, and both the mouth and anus lie inside the crown.
Nudibranch genus Trapania and Ancula feeds exclusively on Entroprocts.
Similar to moss animals (Bryozoa).
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