polychaete

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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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Gruet Y, Bodeur Y (1994) Selection des grains de sable selon leur nature et leur forme par Sabellaria alveolata Linne (Polychete, Sabellariide) lors de la reconstruction experimentale de son tube.
Hydrodynamic enhancement of larval settlement in the bivalve Mulinia lateralis (Say) and the polychete Capitella sp.
Ben Amor, Faune des Polychetes de Tunisie [Diplome d'Etudes Approfondies], Universite de Tunis el Manar, Faculte des Sciences de Tunis, 1984.
Une interessante collection de Nereidiens (annelides polychetes) des cotes marocaines du detroit de Gibraltar.
Across the geographical range, a total of 60 prey items were identified (Table 2): 40 crustaceans, 9 fishes, 3 cephalopods, 7 snails, and 1 polychetes. Crustaceans were the predominant prey in the diet of S.
Metamorphose retardee chez les larves de polychetes et modele d'acquisition de la vie benthique.
Les annelids polychetes des cotes de France (Manche et Ocean).
In 1981, our group began the organized sampling of polychetes on board the R/V El Puma in the sublittoral zone of the Mexican Pacific that continues to this day.