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Spirobranchus minutus
Spirobranchus minutus
Taxonomic Group: Annelids-Polychaetes


Spirobranchus minutus is a marine serpulid tubeworm. It is native to the Eastern Pacific where its distribution reaches from Mexico to Peru and northern Chile. It is introduced in the Western Atlantic where its non-native range extends from the Gulf Coasts of Florida, Texas, and Mexico to Brazil. It is typically found in shallow marine waters on rocky shores, shells, corals, algae, marinas, and boat hulls. No ecological or economic impacts have been reported for this species in its native or introduced range.

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Fofonoff PW, Ruiz GM, Steves B, Simkanin C, & Carlton JT (2018)
National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System.
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