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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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There is some speculation that smaller eels, like the 5- and 6-inch models of the Hogy, Savage, and C&H may remind tarpon of palolo worms on which Keys tarpon gorge in late May and early June.
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.
Early reports of swarming palolo worms and their use as a food
Annual risings of palolo worms have also been reported
the species description of the Pacific palolo worm, Palola viridis (he
The root tuwa is a verbal evocation ('pulling in', or attraction) for animate things, such as fish, Palolo worms or even spirits.
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 sea worm regularly appears once or twice within a given period of the lunar year and is therefore associated by many societies with other meteorological and celestial fluctuations.
5 2.2 Groupers Serranidae 3 0.4 Sea urchins Echinoid Palolo worms Eunice viridis Squirrelfish Holocentridae Snappers Lutjanus spp.
One unique species taken was the palolo worm Eunice viridis, a burrowing polychaete.
"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.
The palolo worm belongs to a family of marine worms called eunicidae, which has a bizarre spawn where only the reproductive organs show up to the swarm.