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Osedax rubiplumus Rouse et al. 2004 (worm)

Polychaeta - Siboglinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 245277

Full reference: G. W. Rouse, S. K. Goffredi, and R. C. Vrijenhoek. 2004. Osedax: Bone-eating marine worms with dwarf males. Science 305:668-671

Belongs to Osedax according to G. W. Rouse et al. 2004

Sister taxon: Osedax frankpressi

Type specimen: CASIZ 170238), an other (mature adult female). Its type locality is Monterey Bay, which is in a Holocene marine horizon in California.

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal chemosymbiotic