polychaete worm


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Noun1.polychaete worm - chiefly marine annelids possessing both sexes and having paired appendages (parapodia) bearing bristles
annelid, annelid worm, segmented worm - worms with cylindrical bodies segmented both internally and externally
class Polychaeta, Polychaeta - marine annelid worms
lobworm, lugworm, lug - marine worms having a row of tufted gills along each side of the back; often used for fishing bait
sea mouse - any of several large worms having a broad flattened body with a mat of coarse hairs covering the back
bloodworm - a segmented marine worm with bright red body; often used for bait
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find that eyes on the fan-like feeding appendages of serpulids, a type of tube-dwelling polychaete worm, detect light using an invertebrate c-opsin.
A new genus and species of polychaete worm (Family Orbiniidae) from methane seeps in the Gulf of Mexico, with a review of the systematics and phylogenetic interrelationships of the genera Orbiniidae.
The abundance and spatial distribution of the giant onuphid polychaete worm Americonuphis reesei in sand flats from the upper Gulf of Nicoya was described by Rojas and Vargas (2008).
In this study, we specifically examined 1) the depth distribution of newly settled crabs and how it changes through the summer, 2) the possible association between crabs and habitat created by polychaete worm tubes, and 3) differences in crab size and distribution between embayments with varying characteristics of sediment and physical exposure.
And in Raible's lab, a polychaete worm flees light--even after beheading.
However, some of the Early Palaeozoic questionable polychaete worm borings in brachiopod shells could have been made by phoronids (Vinn 2005b).
paucibranchiata, a polychaete worm, was the most abundant organism in Bight '98.
If the species in a sample are ranked in the order of their abundance, two, a bivalve (Nucula proxima) and a polychaete worm (Nephthys incisa), make up three-quarters of the total individuals.
Novel organelle associations in photoreceptors of a serpulid polychaete worm.
BOMBER FAMILY A new species of polychaete worm was found about 2,800 meters down in the Celebes Sea, south of the Philippines.