palolo worm

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palolo worm

(pəˈləʊləʊ)
n
(Animals) any of several polychaete worms of the family Eunicidae, esp Eunice viridis, of the S Pacific Ocean: reproductive segments are shed from the posterior end of the body when breeding
[C20 palolo, from Samoan or Tongan]
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One unique species taken was the palolo worm Eunice viridis, a burrowing polychaete.
Spawning periodicity and habitat of the palolo worm Eunice viridis (Polychaeta: Eunicidae) in the Samoan Islands.