Chelidonura varians Eliot, 1903
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Chelidonura varians is characterized by its black body with blue margins to the parapodia, a blue median longitudinal band on the headsheald, and a
blue transverse submarginal band on the anterior end of the headshield.
Like many other members of this genus Chelidonura varians is reported
to feed on small flatworms Chelidonura varians is very similar
in colour to the related Tubulophilinopsis gardineri
from which it can be easily distinguished by the long pointed
posterior tails present in Chelidonura.
Here is a specimen
burrowing in the sand, this shot
shows several specimens mating., this specimen is laying eggs.
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How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2021), published 11 March 2021, Chelidonura varians Eliot, 1903