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Hermodice carunculata (Fireworm; brandworm; bearded fireworm)


Wikipedia Abstract

The bearded fireworm (Hermodice carunculata) is a type of marine bristleworm belonging to the Amphinomidae family, native to the tropical Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
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Prey / Diet


Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Rotterdam Zoo


European waters (ERMS scope); Red Sea; Red Sea; Red Sea; Greek Exclusive Economic Zone; Gulf of Mexico;

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1Impact of coral predators on tropical reefs, Randi D. Rotjan, Sara M. Lewis, Mar Ecol Prog Ser 367: 73–91, 2008
2Jorrit 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.
3The importance of the gastropod Coralliophila abbreviata (Lamarck) and the polychaete Hermodice carunculata (Pallas) as coral reef predators, Bruce Ott, John B. Lewis, Canadian Journal of Zoology, 1972, 50(12): 1651-1656
4Predators of Sea Anemones, J. R. Ottaway, Tuatara: Volume 22, Issue 3, February 1977, pp. 213 - 220
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