bootlace worm

Related to bootlace worm: ribbon worm

bootlace worm

n
(Animals) a nemertean worm, Linens longissimus, that inhabits shingly shores and attains lengths of over 6 m (20 ft)
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You can explore the sizes of different worms, from little ragworms to huge bootlace worms over 30m long and follow our bootlace worm rope from other galleries into Wriggle!
The oddest Scottish claim is for the world's longest animal - that of a 180-foot bootlace worm washed ashore in St Andrews.
A NOT the blue whale, but the bootlace worm which reaches a massive 200 feet (60m), almost twice as long as a blue whale and a third longer than the lion's main jellyfish, the previous record holder.