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Octobranchus sikorskii (Leontovich & Jirkov ex Jirkov 2001)

Octobranchus sikorskii is a species of segmented worms in the family Trichobranchidae. They are downward conveyors.

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  • Definition: Downward conveyors exhibit a feeding strategy opposite to that of upward conveyors. Vertically oriented head-up feeders actively select and ingest particles at the surface and egest these non-locally as faeces in deeper sediment strata
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