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Rhombozoans: Rhombozoa - Physical Characteristics, Behavior And Reproduction, No Common Name (dicyemodeca Deca): Species Account - GEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, DIET, RHOMBOZOANS AND PEOPLE, CONSERVATION STATUS

Animal Life ResourceJellyfish, Sponges, and Other Simple Animals

NO COMMON NAME (Dicyemodeca deca): SPECIES ACCOUNT

GEOGRAPHIC RANGE

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.

HABITAT

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


DIET

Rhombozoans absorb nutrients from the urine of their hosts.


RHOMBOZOANS AND PEOPLE

Rhombozoans have no known importance to people.


CONSERVATION STATUS

Rhombozoans are not threatened or endangered.

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