Species Factsheet

Ficopomatus enigmaticus


Complete name: Ficopomatus enigmaticus (Fauvel, 1923)
Taxonomy: Annelida » Annelida » Polychaeta » Canalipalpata » Serpulidae » Ficopomatus enigmaticus
Authors: Dan Minchin
Last updated: January 7th, 2008

Common Names

Tube worm.


Ficopomatus enigmaticus
Mercierella enigmatica

Short Description

This is a small worm that forms concretions with their calcareous interlacing tubes. They are seston feeders in brackish to hypersaline sheltered environments, usually estuaries and lagoons.