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tubicolous

living in a tube.
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Enigmatic Palaeozoic tubicolous biomineralized tubeworms such as cornulitids (Vinn & Mutvei 2005; Vinn 2005a; Vinn & [Motus] 2008), microconchids (Taylor & Vinn 2006; Vinn 2006a, Vinn & Taylor 2007), Tymbochoos (Vinn 2006b), Anticalyptraea (Vine & Isakar 2007), and tubicolous colonial hederelloids (Taylor & Wilson 2008), could represent calcifying phoronids or phoronid-related lophophorate worms.
This morphological convergence presumably resulted from similarities in the common tubicolous bauplan of the skeleton.
errant and tubicolous lifestyles), all of which influences how they respond to bottom fishing.
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).
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.
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.
Unlike the tubicolous dwelling of adults, juveniles constructed a weblike nest between blade corrugations.
1988), but do not provide a morphogenic signal for several species of tubicolous annelids (e.