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polychaete

any marine ANNELID worm of the order Polychaeta, including both errant (moving) and tubicolous (mainly sedentary) forms. They are characterized by the presence of CHAETAE carried on parapodia (projections from the body) and in errant forms the head is well developed. Fertilization is external. The group includes Nereids (bristle worms such as the ragworm), tube worms and fan worms.
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The impact of these red tides on other infaunal organisms such as the polychaete worms has been discussed by Vargas-Zamora, Sibaja-Cordero, Dean, and Solano-Ulate (2015).
Polychaete worm tubes modify juvenile northern rock sole Lepidopsetta polyxystra depth distribution in Kodiak nurseries.
Ultrastructural studies of the secretion of calcium carbonate by the serpulid polychaete worm, Pomatoceros caeruleus.
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In response to the need for chronic toxicity tests to measure long-term effects, the USACE recently completed the development of two new chronic sublethal bioassays with the marine polychaete worm Neanthes arenaceodentata and the estuarine amphipod Leptocheirus plumulosus.
An extraordinarily large specimen of the polychaete worm Eunice aphroditois (Pallas) (Order Eunicea) from Shiahama, Wakayama, Central Japan.
In this study we examined the short-term and latent effects of hypoxia and salinity stresses experienced by brooded embryos of the salt marsh-dwelling, deposit-feeding polychaete worm Capitella teleta Blake, Grassle, and Eckalberger, 2009.
Spionid polychaete worm infestations of the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas in New Zealand.
The body composition of polychaete worm was analyzed in the same way as the shrimp samples and found to be: 83.
Sex determination and genetic balance of Ophryotrocho puerillis, a hermaphrodite polychaete worm.
Organization of early larvae of the polychaete worm Chaetopterus variopedatus (Spiomorpha, chaetopteridae).