Ophiomorpha Lundgren, 1891
Vertical and horizontal cylindrical burrows. Tunnels branch and locally swell close to or at points of branching. Smooth interior walls. Outer surface of burrow lined with ovoid pellets.
Trace is the dwelling burrows of decapod crustaceans, including numerous species of Thalassinidean shrimp. Tube margins are lined with fecal pellets.
Marine environment, littoral, sublittoral, or upper neritic. Prolific numbers in marine shoreface environments. Also found in brackish water, sandy substrates including estuaries and tidal shoals.
Crustaceans, shrimp, ghost shrimp.
Uchman, 1995; Vaziri and Fürsich, 2007.