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Janua heterostropha Spiral tube worm

Janua heterostrophais commonly referred to as Spiral tube worm. Difficulty in the aquarium: Very easy. A aquarium size of at least 10 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
6543 
AphiaID:
210060 
Scientific:
Janua heterostropha 
German:
Posthörnchenwurm 
English:
Spiral Tube Worm 
Category:
Feather Duster Worms 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Annelida (Phylum) > Polychaeta (Class) > Sabellida (Order) > Serpulidae (Family) > Janua (Genus) > heterostropha (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Montagu, ), 1803 
Occurrence:
the North Sea, Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean), East-Atlantic Ocean, European Coasts, New Zealand, North Atlantic Ocean, Portugal, Red Sea, Spain, the British Isles, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean Sea 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
0.08" - 0.12" (0.2cm - 0.3cm) 
Temperature:
50 °F - 77 °F (10°C - 25°C) 
Food:
Filter feeder, Plankton 
Tank:
2.2 gal (~ 10L) 
Difficulty:
Very easy 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-07-17 16:47:51 

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Janua heterostropha (Montagu, 1803)

Janua heterostropha lives attached to substrates such as seaweeds, and on hard substrates such as rocks, stones, shells, the carapaces of crabs etc.There are two colour morphs of this worm,bright yellow tube in shallow water and much paler, which occurs in deeper water.

Synonymised names:
Janua (Dexiospira) pagenstecheri (Quatrefages, 1866)· accepted, alternate representation
Janua (Dexiospira) pusilloides (Bush, 1905) (subjective synonym)
Janua pagenstecheri (Quatrefages, 1866) (superseded subsequent combination of subjective synonym)
Mera pusilla Saint-Joseph, 1894 (subjective synonym)
Serpula heterostropha Montagu, 1803 (superseded original combination)
Serpula minuta Montagu, 1803 (subjective synonym)
Spirorbis (Dexiospira) pusilloides (Bush, 1905) (superseded recombination)
Spirorbis (Janua) epichysis Bailey, 1969 (subjective synonym)
Spirorbis (Janua) gnomonicus Bailey, 1969
Spirorbis epichysis Bailey, 1970· accepted, alternate representation
Spirorbis pagenstecheri Quatrefages, 1866 (superseded original combination)
Spirorbis pagenstecheri incoloris Gee, 1964
Spirorbis pusilloides Bush, 1905 (superseded original combination)

External links

  1. MarLIN – The Marine Life Information Network (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Wikipedia (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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