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Acoels: Acoela

Physical Characteristics, Behavior And Reproduction, No Common Name (convolutriloba Longifissura): Species AccountGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, DIET, ACOELS AND PEOPLE, CONSERVATION STATUS

NO COMMON NAME (Convolutriloba longifissura): SPECIES ACCOUNT

Acoels live in all the oceans of the world.


Acoels live in shallow coastal seawater. Some drift or swim in open water, and others live among sand grains on the sea bottom. A few species live on other invertebrates (in-VER-teh-brehts), or animals without a backbone. Some acoels live on Antarctic ice floes.

Acoels eat algae, plankton, and waste material. Algae (AL-jee) are plantlike growths that live in water and have no true roots, stems, or leaves. Plankton is microscopic plants and animals drifting in water.


Acoels have no known importance to people.


Acoels are not threatened or endangered.

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