BIOTIC Species Information for Sabellaria alveolata
Researched byAngus Jackson Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byProf. S. J. Hawkins
Scientific nameSabellaria alveolata Common nameHoneycomb worm
MCS CodeP1116 Recent SynonymsNone

PhylumAnnelida Subphylum
Superclass ClassPolychaeta
Subclass OrderTerebellida
Suborder FamilySabellariidae
GenusSabellaria Speciesalveolata

Additional InformationAt low densities tubes are attached to the substratum along the entire length but at greater densities competition for space results in the tubes overlapping and may cause the tubes to be built outwards, away from the substrate. Tube colour varies according to the colour of sand grains
Taxonomy References Wilson, 1969, Wilson, 1929, Howson & Picton, 1997, Cunningham et al., 1984, Campbell, 1994, Gruet, 1985,
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