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Capitella capitata (Threadworm; Gallery worm; slangpier)


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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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;

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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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