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Dwarfism in a sabellid polychaete, a study of an interstitial species
Berrill, N.J. (1977). Dwarfism in a sabellid polychaete, a study of an interstitial species. Biol. Bull. 153(1): 113-120
In: Biological Bulletin. Marine Biological Laboratory: Lancaster, Pa. etc.. ISSN 0006-3185, more
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  • Berrill, N.J.

Abstract
    The anatomy and behavior of a species of the sabellid polychaete subfamily Fabricinae, is described. Mature individuals are virtually microscopic and represent the extreme degree of dwarfism apparently possible for a sabellid. Eggs are matured and liberated unilaterally, one at a time, from a single thoracic segment. Dwarfism in this species is essentially a cessation of body growth at a juvenile stage, accompanied by precocious sexual maturity, as an adaptation to persistent occupation of an interstitial detrital habitat.

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