Diopatra cuprea, commonly known as the plumed worm, decorator worm or sometimes ornate worm, is a species of polychaete worm in the family Onuphidae, first described by the French entomologist Louis Augustin Guillaume Bosc in 1802. It is native to the northwestern Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico.
Geographic Range. Diopatra cuprea is found in coastal areas from Massachusetts to Florida and Louisiana as well as in the Gulf of Mexico.(Malcom 1999;Knopf 1981). Biogeographic Regions; nearctic. native; atlantic ocean. native; Habitat. Diopatra cuprea live on protected mud and sand flats mixed with shell debris and gravel from the low-tide line to water up to 270 feet deep.
Diopatra is a genus of polychaete worms in the family Onuphidae. Description. Members of this genus live in thick, parchment-like tubes that project from the sediment on the seabed. The tubes are covered on the outside by fragments of shell, algae, fibers and other small objects, collected by the worm and stuck in place by mucus.The worm's tube is a food-catching tool that creates a small.Please see our brief essay. Additional Information. Encyclopedia of Life; Diopatra cuprea cuprea. Facebook. Twitter. Kingdom Animalia animals. Animalia: information (1) Animalia: pictures (20673) Animalia: specimens (7109). Classification. Kingdom Animalia animals. Animalia.Disclaimer: The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students.ADW doesn't cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts.
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Abstract. Diopatra is the most species-rich genus of Onuphidae with about 60 species. Although 14 species have been reported for Brazil, the cosmopolitan D. cuprea is the most commonly reported from the area, including populations with a large morphological diversity. To better elucidate this species complex, we use morphological and molecular data, and reveal a hidden diversity.
Material and methods. Specimens of Diopatra marocensis were collected at 7 stations in the Levantine Sea (stations K41, 71, G11, 34, D13, D14 and 11) and at 4 stations in the Aegean Sea (stations 3, 15, G40, 37) between 2005 and 2012, using a Van Veen grab (sampling an area of 0.1 m-2) and a dredge (stations D13 and D14) (Figure (Figure1). 1).Benthic material taken from stations was passed.
Classification kingdom. Diopatra brasiliensis Hansen, 1882 Diopatra fragilis Ehlers, 1869 Diopatra frontalis Grube, 1850 Diopatra spiribranchis Augener, 1906 Diopatra variegata Hansen, 1882 Homonyms Diopatra cuprea (Bosc, 1802) Bibliographic References. Augener, Hermann. (1934).
Diopatra is the most species-rich genus of Onuphidae with about 60 species. Although 14 species have been reported for Brazil, the cosmopolitan D. cuprea is the most commonly reported from the.
Diopatra in uska genus han Annelida.An Diopatra in nahilalakip ha familia nga Onuphidae. Ilarom nga taxa. Diopatra aciculata; Diopatra agave; Diopatra akarana; Diopatra albimandibulata; Diopatra amboinensis; Diopatra amoena; Diopatra angolensis.
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Diopatra cuprea (Bosc) builds a long, nearly vertical parchment tube in sediments, which is reinforced with bits of shell, sediment or debris. The tube can be divided on the basis of structure into reinforced sections built at or above the sediment surface, and unreinforced sections built below the sediment surface. If sediment accumulates faster than the worm can build reinforced tube, an.
Plumed Worm Diopatra cuprea Bosc, 1802. Plumed Worm:. The worm's tube may be up to a foot long, and Diopatra cuprea can poke in and out,. The above classification corresponds to that published by the Integrated Taxonomic Information System; Digital formatting is by Jonathan Mitchell.
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Previous studies have suggested several adaptive functions for the decorated tube caps of Diopatra cuprea (Polychaeta: Onuphidae). We experimentally tested the hypothesis that decoration provides crypsis. A series of field experiments quantified predation-related damage done to tube caps that were (1) devoid of decoration, (2) decorated with algae, or (3) decorated with shell fragments.