Ficopomatus enigmaticus

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© Duane Cox (Museum Victoria)

Ficopomatus enigmaticus (Fauvel, 1923)

The species resembles a tube-shaped organism. It represents a tube building polychaete worm that presumably origin from the Southern Hemisphere. The species habitat is characterized as the hard needed for the species attachment. Increased abundance of the species can lead to reef like structures up to 4 meters in width and more than 2 meters in height.


Marinov, T. (1959). Beitrag zur Erforschung der Polychaeten vom Agaischen Meer. Izvestiya akademii nauk Sofia 8: 293-295

Records of Ficopomatus enigmaticus

Sites where Ficopomatus engimaticus has been recorded in the Hellenic Sea.

© Geoffrey, R. (WoRMS)
© Duane Cox (Museum Victoria)

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