tubicolous


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tu·bic·o·lous

 (to͞o-bĭk′yə-ləs, tyo͞o-)
adj.
Inhabiting a tube or tubular structure: a tubicolous marine worm.
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tubicolous

(tjuːˈbɪkələs)
adj
(Zoology) (of certain invertebrate animals) living in a self-constructed tube
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On new tubicolous annelids, in the collection of the British Museum, pt.
The studied trace fossil assemblage of the fine quartz sands is characterized by a few horizontal structures with predominance of suspension-feeders or passive tubicolous carnivores among the trace makers and corresponds to the Skolithos to Cruziana ichnofacies.
Phosphatic tubes are also known in another closely related tubicolous cnidarian Sphenothallus (Vinn & Kirsimae 2015).
Biology of the brachyuran crab Pinnixia chaetopterana Stimpson (Decapoda: Pinnotheridae) symbiotic with tubicolous polychaetes along the Atlantic coast of the United States, with additional notes on other polychaete associations.
Unlike in Sepetiba Bay, the species was positively correlated with the fine sediment, having been collected under boulders seated upon silty sand in the external sector, which in lower face (in contact with water) have porifers, tubicolous polychaetes and macro algal.
Colour: Ground colour yellowish white to pale orange, commonly buff; frequently with spots and blotches of a deeper shade beneath suture and at periphery; basal cords often spotted with dark brown; occasional specimens almost entirely pink with deeper pink markings; intritacalx deposit generally cream-yellow, only visible in the freshest specimens; shell frequently encrusted with bryozoans, sponges, tubicolous worms and encrusting Foraminifera.
Similarly, studies conducted in the Gulf of Alaska and Irish Sea show that most motile organisms are less severely affected by chronic and experimental trawling than are anthozoans, sponges, bryozoans, hydroids, tubicolous polychaetes, and barnacles (Freese et al., 1999; Bradshaw et al., 2002).
Biofouling is made up of hundreds of species, such as tubicolous bacteria, protozoan, seaweed, mollusks, bryozoans, cirripeds, polychaetes, ascidians, hydrozoans, and so on.
The high percentage of tubicolous species allows us to presume the efficiency of tubes against predators (Woodin 1978, 1981).
The photo shows a Mediterranean meadow of Posidonia oceanica with schools of fish, (sparids and serranids) and by a tubicolous polychaete, the spiral tubeworm (Spirographis spallanzani), with its branchiae extended.
In fact, nearly 83% of the demersal fishes (flaunders, gerreid and scienid spp.) found in the SSC, fed upon tubicolous crustaceans, penaeid shrimps and sub-surface polychaetes (Soares et al., 2008) and predation was considered to be the mandatory factor for structuring benthic assemblages in these occasions (Muniz & Pires-Vanin, 2000).