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Sea Daisies: Concentricycloidea

Physical Characteristics, Behavior And Reproduction, Medusiform Sea Daisy (xyloplax Medusiformis): Species AccountGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, DIET, SEA DAISIES AND PEOPLE, CONSERVATION STATUS

MEDUSIFORM SEA DAISY (Xyloplax medusiformis): SPECIES ACCOUNT

Sea daisies live near New Zealand and the Bahamas.


Sea daisies live on sunken wood in water deeper than 3,280 feet (1,000 meters).


Sea daisies eat bacteria, dissolved nutrients on sunken wood, waste, and possibly microscopic mollusks. Mollusks (MAH-lusks) are animals with a soft, unsegmented body that may or may not have a shell.


Sea daisies have no known importance to people.


Sea daisies are not considered threatened or endangered.

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