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Eudistylia catharinae Banse, 1979
Roll-top Tubeworm
Family: Sabellidae

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© Neil McDaniel  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #58550)

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Distribution of Eudistylia catharinae in British Columbia
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A large sabellid polychaete worm with a delicate plume variously coloured. The tube stands proud of the bottom by as much as 5 to 10 cm. When the worm retracts the top of the tube rolls up, effectively closing the tube. This worm is parasitized by the tiny snail Evalea tenuisculpta, which can sometimes be found in large numbers clustered around the end of the tube.

Note Author: Neil McDaniel

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
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General References

Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2022-08-07 3:38:47 PM]
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