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  • n. Alternative spelling of polychete.

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  • n. chiefly marine annelids possessing both sexes and having paired appendages (parapodia) bearing bristles


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  • What ancient greek words does the word polychaete come from? has not helped any one else. icecream3

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  • Forty-two percent of the diet of the black-footed penguin is small shoaling fish, with 25 species of fish, including anchovies (Engraulis capensis) and sardines (Sardinops sagax) being recorded, as well as 18 species of crustaceans, three species of squid, and one species of polychaete worm.

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  • So I'm going to take a wild guess and say that this could possibly be a living organism, perhaps a polychaete worm.

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  • In years following warming, the polychaete Spiochaetopterus typicus predominates along the Kola Section in the Barents Sea.

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  • Following cold years, the polychaete Maldane sarsi predominates.

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  • As part of the ANDEEP (Antarctic Benthic Deep-Sea Biodiversity) Project, scientists “spotted 674 species of isopod (a diverse order of crustaceans), most of which had never previously been described; more than 200 polychaete species (marine worms), 81 of which were found to be new species; and 76 sponges, 17 of which had previously been unknown.”

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  • All those things that lie on the ocean floor — your clams and sea stars and polychaete worms and freakishly colored nudibranchs — death to them all!

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  • Many polychaete worms live in both the intertidal zone and the subtidal channels.

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