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Entoprocta spp. Goblet Worms, Nodding Heads, Entoprocts

Entoprocta spp.is commonly referred to as Goblet Worms, Nodding Heads, Entoprocts. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
13648 
AphiaID:
1271 
Scientific:
Entoprocta spp. 
German:
Kelchwürmer 
English:
Goblet Worms, Nodding Heads, Entoprocts 
Category:
Miscellaneous 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Entoprocta (Phylum) > (Class) > (Order) > (Family) > Entoprocta (Genus) > spp. (Species) 
Initial determination:
Nitsche, 1869 
Occurrence:
Circumglobal, Gulf of California, Indonesia, Moluccas, Philippines, USA 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
0,5 cm 
Food:
Filter feeder 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
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in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-02-18 19:45:03 

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Entoprocta spp.

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).

External links

  1. underwaterkwaj.com (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  2. Wikipedia (de). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  3. Wikipedia (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  4. WoRMS (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.

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