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Kinorhynchs: Kinorhyncha

Physical Characteristics, Behavior And Reproduction, No Common Name (echinoderes Sensibilis): Species AccountGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, DIET, KINORHYNCHS AND PEOPLE, CONSERVATION STATUS

NO COMMON NAME (Echinoderes sensibilis): SPECIES ACCOUNT

Kinorhynchs live all over the world.


Kinorhynchs live in all seas from polar to tropical and at all depths. Most live in mud or mud mixed with sand.


Kinorhynchs eat diatoms, waste material, and bacteria. Diatoms (DYE-uh-tahms) are a type of algae that have a shell. Algae (AL-jee) are plantlike growths that live in water and have no true roots, stems, or leaves.

Kinorhynchs have no known importance to people.


Kinorhynchs are not considered threatened or endangered.

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