beard worm

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Noun1.beard worm - slender animal with tentacles and a tubelike outer covering; lives on the deep ocean bottom
worm - any of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied animals especially of the phyla Annelida and Chaetognatha and Nematoda and Nemertea and Platyhelminthes; also many insect larvae
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Endosymbionts of Siboglinum fiordicum and the phylogeny of bacterial endosymbionts in Siboglinidae (Annelida).
Osedax species are the only members of the Siboglinidae family that bore into hard substrates, but this habit is widespread and ancient among the polychaetes (Taylor and Wilson, 2003).
In the marine polychaete family Siboglinidae, a unique symbiont-housing organ termed the trophosome has evolved.
In the small polychaete family Siboglinidae Caullerery, 1914 (McHugh, 1997; Rouse and Fauchald, 1997; Rouse et al.
The best known of these symbioses is the giant vent tubeworm Riftia pachyptila Jones, 1981 (hereafter referred to as Riftia), a monospecific genus within the family Siboglinidae (Rouse, 2001).
Despite this obligate association, there is no evidence for vertical transmission of symbionts from parents to offspring in Siboglinidae.