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Alitta acutifolia (ambergele zeeduizendpoot)

Synonyms: Nereis acutifolia

Invasive Species

The infaunal polychaete Allita succinea, also known as the pileworm, is native to the Atlantic coast and now occurs along the coasts off North, Central and South America, Europe, Africa and the Black Sea. A. succinea can alter nutrients available in sediments, which affect other sediment dwellers.
View ISSG Record: Alitta acutifolia

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Alde, Ore and Butley Estuaries 3859 England, United Kingdom
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast 266284 England, United Kingdom


Fundulus heteroclitus (mummichog)[1]
Leptocottus armatus (Cabezon)[2]
Leucoraja erinacea (common skate)[3]
Pseudopleuronectes americanus (rough flounder)[4]
Sciaenops ocellatus (Spotted bass)[5]


Parasitized by 
Proctoeces maculatus[6]


Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone; Greek Exclusive Economic Zone; New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone; Gulf of Mexico; Canada; Atlantic;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1VII. FOOD HABITS OF THE MUMMICHOG (Fundulus heteroclitus), Frank W. Steimle, Jr., NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NE-167, 2001 p. 101-109
2Community composition and diet of fishes as a function of tidal channel geomorphology, Tammie A. Visintainer, Stephen M. Bollens, Charles Simenstad, Mar Ecol Prog Ser 321: 227–243, 2006
3Little Skate, Leucoraja erinacea, Life History and Habitat Characteristics, David B. Packer, Christine A. Zetlin, and Joseph J. Vitaliano, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NE-175 (2003)
4 Steimle FW, Pikanowski RA, McMillan DG, Zetlin CA, Wilk SJ. 2000. Demersal Fish and American Lobster Diets in the Lower Hudson - Raritan Estuary. US Dep Commer, NOAA Tech Memo NMFS NE 161; 106 p.
5Food of the Red Drum, Sciaenops ocellata, from Mississippi Sound, Robin M. Overstreet, Richard W. Heard, Gulf Research Reports, Vol. 6, No. 2, 131-135, 1978
6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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