Species in the class Polychaeta play diverse ecological roles (e.g., carnivores, deposit feeders, suspension feeders), use different habitats (e.g., infauna, epifauna), and display different mobility patterns (e.g., errant and tubicolous lifestyles), all of which influences how they respond to bottom fishing.
(2005) found that bottom fishing results in reduced abundance of multiple species of shrimp, brittle stars (e.g., Ophiopholis aculeata), tubicolous polychaetes (e.g., Potamilla neglecta), and the toad crab Hyas coarctatus.
The role of ophiuroids on infaunal abundance is not well established yet, although high densities were associated with low abundance of sedentary tubicolous
polychaetes in the Arctic and deep-sea communities (Brenchley, 1981).
Therefore most likely these fossils belong to various Palaeozoic tubicolous
The burrowing activities of oligochaetes can often prevent tubicolous
polychaetes from becoming established in a particular habitat (McCann & Levin 1989).
At the end of our study the scallops in suspended culture were abundantly covered by tubicolous
polychaetes and barnacles (especially along the outer edge of the shell) and also by a few oysters.
263 The tubes of vermetids and tubicolous
polychaetes may be an important element forming the Mediterranean pavement or ledge.
Biology of the brachyuran crab Pinnixa chaetopterana Stimpson (Decapoda: Pinnotheridae) symbiotic with tubicolous
polychaetes along the Atlantic coast of the United States.
annelids of the tribes Sabellides and Serpulides from the Pacific Ocean.
Traditionally, cornulitids constitute a family of tubicolous
fossils with unknown zoological affinities (Fisher 1962), comprising four genera: Cornulites Schlotheim, 1820, Comulitella (Nicholson, 1872a), Conchicolites Nicholson, 1872b, and Kolihaia Prand, 1944.
Unlike the tubicolous
dwelling of adults, juveniles constructed a weblike nest between blade corrugations.
NCA induce settlement, metamorphosis, or both in a variety of echinoderms (e.g., Rowley, 1989; Johnson et al., 1991), molluscs (e.g., Barnes and Gonor, 1973; Heslinga, 1981; Rumrill and Cameron, 1983; Morse and Morse, 1984; Moss and Tong, 1992), annelids (e.g., Gee and Knight-Jones, 1962; Gee, 1965), and coelenterates e.g., Harrigan, 1972; Sebens, 1983a, b; Morse et al., 1988), but do not provide a morphogenic signal for several species of tubicolous
annelids (e.g., De Silva, 1962; Gee and Knight-Jones, 1962; Jensen and Morse, 1984).