The so-called “sandcastle” Sabellaridae worms can form unusual reef-like aggregates on mesolittoral to upper infralittoral bottoms, where they catch suspended sandy particles to construct their agglutinate tubes. Reef formation and persistence depends upon suitable environmental conditions, namely turbulent waters with continuous supply of sand grains.

Tube structure of agglutinate-worm bioconstructions (Sabellaridae, Polychaeta): new Mediterranean records

Adriano Guido;Mastandrea Adelaide;Russo Franco;Antonietta Rosso
2019

Abstract

The so-called “sandcastle” Sabellaridae worms can form unusual reef-like aggregates on mesolittoral to upper infralittoral bottoms, where they catch suspended sandy particles to construct their agglutinate tubes. Reef formation and persistence depends upon suitable environmental conditions, namely turbulent waters with continuous supply of sand grains.
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Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11770/295629
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