phylum Pogonophora

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Related to phylum Pogonophora: phylum Annelida, phylum Mollusca, phylum Chaetognatha
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Noun1.phylum Pogonophora - beard worms
animal kingdom, Animalia, kingdom Animalia - taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals
beard worm, pogonophoran - slender animal with tentacles and a tubelike outer covering; lives on the deep ocean bottom
phylum - (biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants; contains classes
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Substrate oxidation by trophosome tissue from Riftia pachyptila Jones (Phylum Pogonophora).
Members of the animal phylum Pogonophora, tube worms have neither mouths nor digestive tracts.
The discovery of hydrothermal vents in 1977 heralded the description of large vestimentiferan tubeworms that were initially placed as a class in the phylum Pogonophora (Jones, 1981) and then elevated to the phylum level (Jones, 1985).