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- proper n. A taxonomic phylum within the superphylum Protostomia — the ribbon worms or proboscis worms.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A class of Vermes having a long straight alimentary canal, an anus, a protrusile proboscis, and usually distinct sexes; the nemertean or nemertine worms.
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- n. proboscis worms
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He couldn't identify it but commenters say it's a Nemertea.
Yeah ha ha … Nemertea I dissected one of these in my Invertebrate Zoology classes.
Long live Linnaeus, Lineus longissimus (Gunnerus, 1770) (Vermes: Nemertea: Anopla: Heteronemertea: Lineidae), the longest animal worldwide and its relatives occurring in The Netherlands.
Of the phyla you haven't seen alive, I have seen: Chaetognatha, Nematomorpha, Nemertea, Sipuncula, Echiura which is really a subgroup of Annelida, Phoronida and Brachiopoda.
Thus, on the ground of a presumed analogy of certain structures to the vertebrate notochord, several invertebrate groups, as the Enteropneusta, the Rhabdopleura, the Nemertea, were supposed to be, if not ancestral, at least offshoots from the direct line of vertebrate descent.
Marine biologists say lost and abandoned lobster, crab and other fish traps plague coastal waters around the globe, putting pressure on a number of already-stressed fish Nemertine worms, also known as boot-lace or ribbon worms, belong in their own phylum, the Nemertea.
Nemertine worms, also known as boot-lace or ribbon worms, belong in their own phylum, the Nemertea.
As Nemertine worms, also known as boot-lace or ribbon worms, belong in their own phylum, the Nemertea.
Article outlining the biology of the Platyhelminthes and Nemertea.
The world's longest animal may or may not be the nemertean worm Lineus longissimus (ribbon worms; phylum Nemertea), which may or may not have been named after Carl Linnaeus (Carl von Linné).