(redirected from nemerteans)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to nemerteans: Nematoda, Mollusca, Nematodes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Nemertea - proboscis worms
animal kingdom, Animalia, kingdom Animalia - taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals
nemertean, nemertine, proboscis worm, ribbon worm - soft unsegmented marine worms that have a threadlike proboscis and the ability to stretch and contract
phylum - (biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants; contains classes
References in periodicals archive ?
Finally, although a few nemerteans (milky ribbon worms--Cerebratulus lacteus) were encountered in this study, other work that is being conducted concomitantly in areas around Casco Bay (southern Maine) by one of the authors (B.
For all treatments, nemerteans were held in small petri dishes (100 mm X 15 mm) filled with artificial seawater (30 ppt), and maintained at room temperature (24-25 [degrees]C) in an incubator (Innova 4200, New Brunswick Scientific, Enfield, CT) connected to a timed lighting system (12 h light/12 h dark).
Though known to be present in Bahia Culebra there are no published accounts for several groups of marine organisms, including the black corals, flatworms and nemerteans.
Invertebrates were also consumed, including mollusks, chaetognaths, nematodes, nemerteans, trematodes, polychaetes, and crustaceans.
ochracea limpet 3 Megatebennus bimaculatus keyhole 3 limpet Nassarius mendicus snail 3 cooperi([dagger]) Nucella emarginata snail 3 Onchidella borealis([dagger]) limpet 3 Tegula montereyi([dagger]) snail 3 Nemerteans Emplectonema gracile([dagger]) ribbon worm 4 Paranemertes peregrina ribbon worm 1 Platyhelminthes Alloioplana flat worm 1 californica([double dagger]) Polychaetes Glycera americana([dagger]) segmented 3 worm Lumbrinereis sp.
Authority Bering Sea area Skalkin (1963) Southeastern Mineva (1964) Eastern Feder (1977, 1978) Eastern Allen(1) (1984) Southeastern Zhang (1987) Eastern Lang (1992) Eastern Authority Major food items Skalkin (1963) Benthic crustaceans, mollusks, polychaetes Mineva (1964) Bivalves, gastropods, polychaetes Feder (1977, 1978) Polychaetes, bivalves, amphipods, nemerteans Allen(1) (1984) Benthopelagic, epifaunal, sessil infaunal preys Zhang (1987) Polychaetes, amphipods, Echiura, Sipuncula Lang (1992) Polychaetes, amphipods, bivalves, decapods
Terrestrial decapods, amphipods, and nemerteans evolved at various times during the Cenozoic, but are cryptozoic, or are tied to aquatic systems for reproduction, and thus are not considered fully terrestrial.
Animals were separated into their major groups: annelids, crustaceans, mollusks, nemerteans, ophiuroids, sipunculids, and others and put on aluminum pans.
Bloodworm Clvmenella torquata Bamboo worm Arenicola marina Lugworm Nemerteans Cerebrattulas lacteus Milky ribbon worm Echinoderms Sclerodactyla briareus Brown sea cucumber Thyonella gemmate Green/common sea cucumber Algae Agardhiella sp.