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Profile lexID: 6853 Scientific: Chaetopterus variopedatus German: Pergamentwurm,Leuchtender Borstenflosser English: Parchment Worm,Tube Worm Category: Vermi Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Annelida (Phylum) > Polychaeta (Class) > Not assigned (Order) > Chaetopteridae (Family) > Chaetopterus (Genus) > variopedatus (Species) Initial determination: (Renier, ), 1804 Occurrence: , Mozambique Atlantico settentrionale, Caraibi, Golfo del Messico, Isole Britanniche, Mar rosso, Mare del Nord, Mediterraneo, Sudafrica Size: bis zu 25cm Temperature: 5°C - 25°C Food: Zoobenthos Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at: Catalog of Life
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Chaetopterus variopedatus (Renier, 1804)
Chaetopterus variopedatus is widely distributed in the world.It grows up to 25 cm in length.The Parchment Worm is a filter feeder and lives in an flexible tube in sandy bottom. Chaetopterus variopedatus is yellowish or greenish white in colour.Adult females becoming pinkish or orange, adult male worms becoming whitish.
If Chaetopterus variopedatus is irritated, it has blue bioluminescence.
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