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annelid

(ăn′ə-lĭd)
n.
Any of various worms or wormlike animals of the phylum Annelida, characterized by an elongated, cylindrical, segmented body and including the earthworms and the leeches.

an·nel′i·dan (ə-nĕl′ĭ-dən) adj.

annelid

a member of the animal phylum Annelida, a group containing the segmented worms, e.g. earthworms, polychaete worms and leeches. Annelids are characterized by the presence of METAMERIC SEGMENTATION, a COELOM, well-developed blood and nervous systems, and NEPHRIDIA.
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For video recordings, the annelid larvae and opisthobranch veligers were in a confined space between a slide and a cover glass supported at the corners with modeling clay.
Nematodes and Annelids are important alternatives for fish feeding with their low production costs and nutritional qualities.
Despite being one of the regions with the highest number of recorded species of annelids in the Caribbean, Protodrilidae is so far the only interstitial family recorded for Colombia, although only from specimens identified to the family level (Guzman-Alvis, Latting, & Ruiz, 2006).
(34) For example, Dickinsonia and the similar Yorgia are fairly large flat highly segmented forms that some workers have interpreted as annelids or stem annelids, while others have seen resemblances to other worm phyla or even chordates.
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The specificity of annelid parasites lies in difficulty of inventory of their fauna.
The presence of allochthonous detritus sediments enhanced the abundance of detritivores like Oligochaetes (Manoharan et al, 2006)[34] which confirms the peak of annelid population during September at St I and II due to the ingression of allochthonous material into the wetland from catchment area during monsoon rains.
Gardiner SL, Wilson WJr (1977) New records of polychaete annelids from North Carolina with description of a new species of Sphaerosyllis (Syllidae).
The final group is the annelid worms, whose body is almost entirely formed of identical segments, such as sea and earthworms.