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A fire worm with a sheltered life: studies of Benthoscolex cubanus Hartman (Amphinomidae), an internal associate of the bathyal sea-urchin Archeopneustes hystrix (A. Agassiz, 1880)

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1993
Title: A fire worm with a sheltered life: studies of Benthoscolex cubanus Hartman (Amphinomidae), an internal associate of the bathyal sea-urchin Archeopneustes hystrix (A. Agassiz, 1880).
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Name(s): Emson, Roland H., creator
Young, Craig M., creator
Paterson, G. L. J., creator
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 1993
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Extent: 17 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 3352929 (digitool), FADT3352929 (IID), fau:6560 (fedora), 10.1080/00222939300770641 (doi)
Note(s): Archeopneustes hystrix Agassiz collected from bathyal depths near the Bahamas carry the amphinomid polychaete Benthoscolex cubanus Hartman in the intestine. Infection levels as high as 80–100% were found in some populations, but multiple infection was uncommon. Populations from throughout the Bahamas area were found to be infested. Species (n = 23) of bathyal urchin have been examined for presence of the worm, but B. cubanus was only found in A. hystrix. The polychaete feeds by selecting foraminiferans and other fragments of organic material from among the gut contents of the sea-urchin.
This is an electronic published version of an article which may be cited as: Emson, R. H., Young, C. M., & Paterson, G. L. J. (1993). A fire worm with a sheltered life: studies of Benthoscolex cubanus Hartman (Amphinomidae), an internal associate of the bathyal sea-urchin Archeopneustes hystrix (A. Agassiz, 1880). Journal of Natural History, 27(5), 1013-1028. doi:10.1080/00222939300770641 Journal of Natural History is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1464-5262&date=1993&volume=27&issue=5&spage=1013
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #966.
Subject(s): Amphinomidae
Sea urchins
Echinoida
Foraminifera
Commensalism
Bahamas
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FCLA/DT/3352929
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00222939300770641
Restrictions on Access: ©1993 Taylor & Francis Group
Owner Institution: FAU