Species Factsheet

Marenzelleria neglecta


Complete name: Marenzelleria neglecta Mesnil, 1896
Taxonomy: Annelida » Annelida » Polychaeta » Spionida » Spionidae » Marenzelleria neglecta
Authors: Sergej Olenin
Last updated: September, 2006

Common Names

Red-gilled mud worm.


Marenzelleria neglecta
Marenzelleria viridis

Short Description

The red-gilled mud worms (up to 157 mm in length) occur in marine and brackish waters. They inhabit vertical mucus lined burrows (up to 40 cm in depth), feeding on sediment particles, meiobenthic and planktonic organisms.