palolo worm


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palolo worm

(pəˈləʊləʊ)
n
(Animals) any of several polychaete worms of the family Eunicidae, esp Eunice viridis, of the S Pacific Ocean: reproductive segments are shed from the posterior end of the body when breeding
[C20 palolo, from Samoan or Tongan]
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Inshore, the tarpon are gathered in the largest numbers, patiently waiting for the palolo worm hatch.
the species description of the Pacific palolo worm, Palola viridis (he
Early reports of swarming palolo worms and their use as a food
As regards the seasonal phenomena of the local Melanesian environment analysed herein, the present contribution offers new data relating to the ecology and ethnographic significance of a pan-Oceanic marine creature known as the Palolo worm.
This article explores the significance of the Palolo worm in combination with the principal ecological phenomena--specifically, the sun and moon, winds and tides--that constitute the seasonal year of the people of the Torres Islands, in Vanuatu.
One unique species taken was the palolo worm Eunice viridis, a burrowing polychaete.
Spawning periodicity and habitat of the palolo worm Eunice viridis (Polychaeta: Eunicidae) in the Samoan Islands.
At the same time, there are also tarpon moving south--through the Florida Keys, where they'll gorge on an unusual, matchstick-size critter, the palolo worm, which appears around the full and new moons of May.
I've heard rumors for a while that there was a worm hatch here just like the Keys--a palolo worm I think it's called.
In this five-story spread to celebrate summer, FS covered tarpon action all over Florida, including the game at the Skyway Bridge in Tampa Bay, along the bridges in the Keys and the famed palolo worm hatch, among other hotspots.
Phylogeny and genetic diversity of palolo worms (Palola, Eunicidae, Polychaeta) from the tropical North Pacific and the Caribbean.
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.