No Common Name (echinoderes Sensibilis): Species Account
Physical characteristics: The trunk of Echinoderes sensibilis kinorhynchs is 0.012 to 0.014 inch (320 to 350 micrometers) long and yellowish. The head has 91 spines arranged in seven circles. There are hairlike fibers on some trunk segments.
Geographic range: Echinoderes sensibilis (abbreviated as E. sensibilis) kinorhynchs live on the Pacific coast of Japan.
Habitat: E. sensibilis kinorhynchs live in saltwater pools in areas that are exposed at low tide.
Diet: E. sensibilis kinorhynchs eat diatoms.
Behavior and reproduction: Scientists do not know how E. sensibilis kinorhynchs behave. The young shed six times as they grow into adults.
Echinoderes sensibilis and people: E. sensibilis kinorhynchs have no known importance to people.
Conservation status: E. sensibilis kinorhynchs are not considered threatened or endangered. ∎
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Valentine, James W. On the Origin of Phyla. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004.
"Evolution and Biogeography of Benthic Deep-Sea Fauna in the East of New Zealand." Geomar. http://www.geomar.de/projekte/zealandia/english/hintergrund.html#evolution (accessed on February 2, 2005).
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