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Rhombozoans: Rhombozoa

Physical Characteristics, Behavior And Reproduction, No Common Name (dicyemodeca Deca): Species AccountGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, DIET, RHOMBOZOANS AND PEOPLE, CONSERVATION STATUS

NO COMMON NAME (Dicyemodeca deca): SPECIES ACCOUNT

Rhombozoans live in the northern, eastern, and western parts of the Pacific Ocean; in the waters around New Zealand and Australia; in the Mediterranean Sea; in the northern, eastern, and western parts of the Atlantic Ocean; in the Gulf of Mexico; and in the Antarctic Ocean.

In the wormlike form, rhombozoans live only in the kidneys of octopuses, cuttlefish, and sometimes squid.


Rhombozoans absorb nutrients from the urine of their hosts.


Rhombozoans have no known importance to people.


Rhombozoans are not threatened or endangered.

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