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Sabaco elongatus
Image courtesy of Leslie Harris, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, USA
Sabaco elongatus
Taxonomic Group: Annelids-Polychaetes


Sabaco elongatus is a marine tube-dwelling polychaete commonly known as the elongated bamboo worm. It is native in the Western Atlantic from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Belize. It has been introduced to California and populations are established in San Francisco Bay. It is a head-down deposit feeder, living in a vertical tube composed of mud, sand, and clay, and can tolerate a wide range of temperatures from cold-temperate to tropical conditions. No impacts have been reported for this species from its introduced range.

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