Bathydrilus adriaticus (Hrabe, 1971)
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Family:  Tubificidae ()
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Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 32 - 33 m
Distribution:  Circumtropical.
Biology:  Depth based on Belize from Ref. 86698. Members of the class Clitellata are copulating hermaphrodites. The clitellum, their distinctive feature from polychaetes, serves as a tool in reproduction. It secretes mucus for copulation and forms a cocoon where eggs and albumen are deposited. Life cycle: Zygotes develop in the cocoon and emerge as juveniles which later develop into adults (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (119314)
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 11.12.05
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 29.04.11

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