Chaetopterus pugaporcinus

Author: Osborn et al., 2007

Description

Size: 10 - 21 mm

General: Capable of producing blue and green bioluminescence. Exhibits a combination of larval and adult characteristics. May possibly be feeding on sinking marine "snow" particles caught in mucous web.



Geographic Information

Published depth range: 875 - 1221 m

Habitat description: Mesopelagic; adults in this family are typically benthic or tubiculous.



Additional Information

Consulting taxonomist: Karen Osborn, Smithsonian Natural History Museum.



References

Encyclopedia of Life

Tree of Life

World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Osborn, K.J., G.W. Rouse, S.K. Goffredi, and B.H. Robison (2007). Description and relationships of Chaetopterus pugaporcinus, an unusual pelagic polychaete (Annelida, Chaetopteridae). Biological Bulletin, 212: 40-54. http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/25066579

Citation: Chaetopterus pugaporcinus (Osborn et al., 2007) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Chaetopterus%20pugaporcinus. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2020-08-08.
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