Peosidrilus vicinus (Erséus, 1990)
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Family:  Tubificidae ()
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Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 1 m
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: Belize.
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Biology:  Depth range based on Belize from Ref. 86698. Found in medium to coarse sands (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. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 12.04.11

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