Antillesoma antillarum

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Antillesoma antillarum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Subkingdom: Metazoa
Phylum: Sipuncula
Class: Phascolosomatidea
Order: Phascolosomatida
Family: Phascolosomatidae
Genus: Antillesoma
Species: A. antillarum
Binomial name
Antillesoma antillarum
(Grube, 1858)

Antillesoma antillarum is the only species of peanut worms (Sipuncula) of the genus Antillesoma. The genus belongs to the family Phascolosomatidae.[1]

Synonymy[change | change source]

Distribution[change | change source]

This species is widespread in tropical and subtropical waters. It has been reported in the western Atlantic and the Caribbean from Florida to Brazil, in the eastern Atlantic in Sierra Leone.[2][3]

Habitat[change | change source]

Antillesoma antillarum have been found living in mollusc shell middens. They accompany and associate with the following species of sipunculids: Aspidosiphon albus, A. Parvulus, A. fischeri, Temistes lageniformis, y Nephasoma pellucidum.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. World Register of Marine Especies (WoRMS): Antillesoma antillarum (Grube, 1858) AphiaID: 136075 [1]
  2. Cutler, Edward B. (1994): The Sipuncula: their systematic, biology and evolution. Comstock Publishing Associates of Cornell University. Ithaca, New York. 406p ISBN 0-8014-2843-2 [2]
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sipuncula LifeDesk

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