Sand mason (Lanice conchilega)
- The sand mason constructs tubes out of mud, sand and broken shell fragments.
- Sand masons use their tentacles to trap food particles.
- Sand masons often occur in large numbers of up to 20,000 individuals per square metre.
- Juvenile sand masons often attach themselves to an exposed section of the adult’s tube to prevent being washed away.
The sand mason has not yet been assessed by the IUCN.
Information on the sand mason is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.
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ITIS (December, 2012)