class Polychaeta

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Related to class Polychaeta: class Oligochaeta, class Hirudinea
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Noun1.class 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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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.
Various species of annelids in the Class Polychaeta called Palolo worms are found in scattered locations around the world, but most famous is Eunice viridis in the Samoan Islands.