Polychaeta


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Noun1.Polychaeta - marine annelid worms
Annelida, phylum Annelida - segmented worms: earthworms; lugworms; leeches
polychaete, polychaete worm, polychete, polychete worm - chiefly marine annelids possessing both sexes and having paired appendages (parapodia) bearing bristles
lobworm, lugworm, lug - marine worms having a row of tufted gills along each side of the back; often used for fishing bait
family Terebellidae, Terebellidae - marine burrowing or tube-forming polychete worms usually having long thick bodies
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
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Suborder Blennioidei 0 47 Black sea bass Centropristis striata 1 0 Pinfish Lagodon rhomboides 1 0 Snapping shrimps Alpheoidea 0 27 Banded tulip Fasciolaria lilium 0 1 Polychaetes Polychaeta 0 4 Brittle star Ophiuroidea 0 20 Anemone Anemone 0 1 Clapper rail Rallus crepitans 1 0 Diamondback terrapin Malaclemys terrapin 5 0 Hermit crabs Paguroidea 0 2 Purple sea urchin Strongylocentrotus 0 1 purpuratus
Chukchi n = 62 n = 30 Stomachs containing 92 93 invertebrates (%) Stomachs containing only 66 70 Taxon invertebrates (%) Invertebrates All Porifera All Polychaeta 5 17 Polynoidae 7 Nereididae, Nereis spp.
x Proalinopsis caudatus (Collins, 1872) Synchaeta cecilia Rousselet, 1902 Synchaeta tremula (Muller, 1786) Trichocerca dixonnuttalli (Jennings, 1903) x x Trichocerca intermedia (Stenroos, 1898) x x Trichocerca obtusidens (Olofsson, 1918) x Trichocerca rousseleti (Voigt, 1902) x Trichocerca similis (Wierzejski, 1893) x Trichocerca tenuidens (Hauer, 1931) * x Trichocerca tenuior (Gosse, 1886) x x Trichotria pocillum (Muller, 1776) x Trichotria truncata (Whitelegge, 1889) Wierzejskiella sabulosa (Wiszniewski, x 1932) Wierzejskiella velox (Wiszniewski, 1932) x x Wigrella depressa Wiszniewski, 1932 * x x Phylum Annelida Class Polychaeta Hediste diversicolor (Muller, 1776) Polychaeta juv.
They generally live among algae and sea grass, under stones and shells, in the cracks of rocks and corals on hard surfaces, and in shallow holes on soft surfaces and they are omnivores that consume foraminifer, polychaeta, crustacean, algae species, and detritus.
Of the benthic species, polychaeta and cladocera seems to be heavily affected.
Reise K: Experimental sediment disturbances on a tidal flat: Responses of free-living Platyhelminthes and small Polychaeta.
However, 93% of it was formed of macrozoobenthos, particularly larger Chironomidae (but Polychaeta in Reigi laht).
Experiments carried out on another group of hydrobiontes, Polychaeta, showed that aromatic structures of organic substances of excrements acquired a different character from that in initial forms.
Phylogenetic taxonomy, a farewell to species, and a revision of Heteropodarke (Hesionidae, Polychaeta, Annelida).