phylum Phoronida

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Noun1.phylum Phoronida - small phylum of wormlike marine animalsphylum Phoronida - small phylum of wormlike marine animals
animal kingdom, Animalia, kingdom Animalia - taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals
phoronid - hermaphrodite wormlike animal living in mud of the sea bottom
phylum - (biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants; contains classes
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ABSTRACT Various red abalone shells (Haliotis rufescens) taken from Chiloe X Region, Chile, were examined revealing an enormous amount of vermiform organisms identified as phoronides (Phylum Phoronida) belonging to the genus Phoronis.
The actinotrocha is the feeding larval form of the lophophorate phylum Phoronida. There is conflicting evidence on homologies between structures of the actinotrocha and those of other larval forms.