Habitat

Anoplan nemerteans are benthic and found in the littoral as well as in deeper waters. In general, heteronemerteans are more common in the littoral, while palaeonemerteans seems to be more abundant at deeper soft bottoms. However, the ecology of nemerteans is, in general, poorly known, as is their actual spatial distribution. While larger species may be found simply by turning over boulders, smaller species are not found unless special techniques are utilized. An easy way of collecting nemerteans is to place seaweed and smaller algae in a bucket of seawater and let it stand for a few hours, and up to a couple of days, depending on weather and temperature. The worms will crawl to the sides of the bucket, where they are easily observed and collected, as the oxygen concentration decreases in the water. Although nemerteans are abundant, especially in temperate waters, their presence is often overlooked because they are not easily observed.

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