Animalia > Annelida > Polychaeta > Not Assigned > Capitellidae > Capitella > Capitella capitata

Capitella capitata (Threadworm; Gallery worm; slangpier)

Synonyms: Ancistria acuta; Capitella capitata subsp. belgica; Capitella capitata subsp. danica; Capitella capitata subsp. hebridarum; Capitella capitata subsp. neapolitana; Capitella capitata subsp. suchumica; Capitella fabricii; Capitella intermedia; Capitella prototypa; Capitella similis; Lombricus canalium; Lumbriconais marina; Lumbricus capitatus; Lumbricus ciliatus; Lumbricus litoralis; Matla bengalensis; Saenuris barbata; Valla ciliata

Wikipedia Abstract

The Capitella capitata is a polychaete worm that grows up to 10 cm in length. It is often blood-red in colour. The species is sedentary and fragile, with a flexible body. Capitella capitata occurs on muddy sand, gritty sand, fine sand or rich mud on the lower shore to sub-littoral. It may be found under pebbles or small stones, with the burrows at or near the surface of the sediment.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Alde, Ore and Butley Estuaries 3859 England, United Kingdom
Bae Cemlyn/ Cemlyn Bay 107 Wales, United Kingdom  
Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast 160731 England/Scotland, United Kingdom  
Cardigan Bay/ Bae Ceredigion 236876 Wales, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Chesil and the Fleet 4032 England, United Kingdom
Clogwyni Pen Llyn/ Seacliffs of Lleyn 2591 Wales, United Kingdom
Dee Estuary/ Aber Dyfrdwy 39057 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Dornoch Firth and Morrich More 21499 Scotland, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes 5491 England, United Kingdom
Drigg Coast 3453 England, United Kingdom
Essex Estuaries 114016 England, United Kingdom
Fal and Helford 15785 England, United Kingdom    
Firth of Tay & Eden Estuary 38085 Scotland, United Kingdom
Humber Estuary 90582 England, United Kingdom
Loch Creran 3030 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Loch Laxford 3018 Scotland, United Kingdom
Loch Moidart and Loch Shiel Woods 4341 Scotland, United Kingdom
Luce Bay and Sands 120487 Scotland, United Kingdom
Lyme Bay and Torbay 77215 England, United Kingdom
Moray Firth 373987 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
North Northumberland Dunes 2836 England, United Kingdom  
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Plymouth Sound and Estuaries 15820 England, United Kingdom
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Solent Maritime 27985 England, United Kingdom
Solway Firth 107829 England/Scotland, United Kingdom
Start Point to Plymouth Sound & Eddystone 84204 England, United Kingdom  
Sullom Voe 6668 Scotland, United Kingdom
Sunart 25320 Scotland, United Kingdom
Taynish and Knapdale Woods 2388 Scotland, United Kingdom
Tayvallich Juniper and Coast 2999 Scotland, United Kingdom
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast 266284 England, United Kingdom
Tweed Estuary 385 England, United Kingdom  
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  


Prey / Diet

Amphistegina gibbosa[1]
Archaias angulatus[1]
Asterigerina carinata[1]
Bigenerina irregularis[1]
Borelis melo[1]
Cyclorbiculina compressa[1]
Cymbaloporetta squammosa[1]
Eponides repandus[1]
Laevipeneroplis proteus[1]
Pyrgo sarsi[1]
Quinqueloculina bradyana[1]
Quinqueloculina seminula[1]
Quinqueloculina tricarinata[1]
Sahulia conica[1]
Siphonina pulchra[1]
Sorites marginalis[1]


Acantholobulus bermudensis (strongtooth mud crab)[1]
Acanthostracion quadricornis (Trunkfish)[1]
Aetobatus narinari (White-spotted eagle ray)[1]
Alpheus armatus (brown snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus armillatus (banded snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus floridanus (sand snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus formosus (striped snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus heterochaelis (bigclaw snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus normanni (green snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus peasei (orangetail snapping shrimp)[1]
Ambidexter symmetricus[1]
Calamus bajonado (Jolthead porgy)[1]
Calamus calamus (Sugereye porgy)[1]
Calamus pennatula (Sheepshead porgy)[1]
Calidris mauri (Western Sandpiper)[2]
Calidris minutilla (Least Sandpiper)[2]
Charadrius semipalmatus (Semipalmated Plover)[2]
Diplodus annularis (Annular seabream)[1]
Farfantepenaeus duorarum (pink shrimp)[1]
Gonodactylus lacunatus[1]
Haemulon album (Yellow grunt)[1]
Haemulon carbonarium (Redmouth grunt)[1]
Haemulon chrysargyreum (Yellowstripe grunt)[1]
Haemulon plumierii (White snapper)[1]
Haemulon sciurus (Yellow grunt)[1]
Halichoeres bivittatus (Slippery dick)[1]
Halichoeres garnoti (Yellowhead wrasse)[1]
Halichoeres poeyi (Black-ear wrasse)[1]
Halichoeres radiatus (Puddingwife wrasse)[1]
Hemigrapsus oregonensis (yellow shore crab)[2]
Holocentrus adscensionis (Squirrelfish)[1]
Lactophrys triqueter (Trunkfish)[1]
Limanda limanda (Sand dab)[1]
Limnodromus griseus (Short-billed Dowitcher)[2]
Limosa fedoa (Marbled Godwit)[2]
Lutjanus synagris (Walliacke)[1]
Melanogrammus aeglefinus (Smokie)[1]
Microstomus kitt (Sweet fluke)[1]
Monacanthus ciliatus (Leather-fish)[1]
Mulloidichthys martinicus (Yellow goatfish)[1]
Ogcocephalus nasutus (Shortnose batfish)[1]
Pachygrapsus crassipes (striped shore crab)[2]
Paguristes grayi (Gray's hermit crab)[1]
Pagurus bonairensis[1]
Pagurus brevidactylus (Hermit crab)[1]
Panopeus occidentalis (furrowed mud crab)[1]
Panulirus argus (Caribbean spiny lobster)[1]
Pilumnus dasypodus (shortspine hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus lacteus (velvet hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus marshi (quadrate hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus pannosus (beaded hairy crab)[1]
Platichthys flesus (North Atlantic flounder)[1]
Pleuronectes platessa (European plaice)[3]
Pleuronectes quadrituberculatus (Alaska plaice)[1]
Pluvialis squatarola (Grey Plover)[2]
Pomatoschistus minutus (freckled goby)[4]
Pseudosquilla ciliata (Ciliated mantis shrimp)[1]
Pseudupeneus maculatus (Spotted goat-fish)[1]
Sargocentron vexillarium (Welchman)[1]
Sphoeroides spengleri (Puffer)[1]
Stenorhynchus seticornis (yellowline arrow crab)[1]
Synalpheus fritzmuelleri (speckled snapping shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus goodei[1]
Synalpheus longicarpus (Longclawed sponge shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus pandionis (turtlegrass snapping shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus townsendi (Townsend snapping shrimp)[1]
Tozeuma carolinense (arrow shrimp)[1]
Tringa semipalmata (Willet)[2]
Zoarces viviparus (viviporous blenny)[1]


Mutual (symbiont) 
Paramonostomum chabaudi[1]


European waters (ERMS scope); North West Atlantic; North Sea; Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone; Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone; North East Atlantic; Baie de la Seine; Golfe Normanno-Breton; Dutch Exclusive Economic Zone; Plymouth; Roscoff; Wimereux; Banc d'Arguin; Wimereux; Georgian Exclusive Economic Zone; Ukrainian Exclusive Economic Zone; Cobscook Bay; Gulf of Maine; Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone; Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone; Spuikom; Greek Exclusive Economic Zone; New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone; Gulf of Mexico; Belize; Caribbean Sea; Trinidad and Tobago; Arctic Ocean; Indian Ocean; Pacific Ocean; USA; Canada; Kenya; Tanzania; Atlantic;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Lafferty, K. D., R. F. Hechinger, J. C. Shaw, K. L. Whitney and A. M. Kuris (in press) Food webs and parasites in a salt marsh ecosystem. In Disease ecology: community structure and pathogen dynamics (eds S. Collinge and C. Ray). Oxford University Press, Oxford.
3Trophodynamics in a Shallow Lagoon off Northwestern Europe (Culbin Sands, Moray Firth): Spatial and Temporal Variability of Epibenthic Communities, Their Diets, and Consumption Efficiency, Vanda Mariyam Mendonça, David George Raffaelli, Peter R. Boyle, and Chas Emes, Zoological Studies 48(2): 196-214 (2009)
4The food of Pomatoschistus minutus (Pisces, Gobiidae) in Belgian coastal waters, and a comparison with the food of its potential competitor P. lozanoi, O. Hamerlynck and A. Cattrusse, Journal of Fish Biology (1994) 44, 753-771
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