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horseshoe worm

Saltos de línea: horse|shoe worm

Definición de horseshoe worm en inglés:

sustantivo

A worm-like tube-dwelling marine animal with a horseshoe-shaped ring of ciliated tentacles (lophophore) around the mouth, extended for filter-feeding.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • However, phoronids - or ‘horseshoe worms,’ as they are sometimes called - may be abundant in shallow marine sediments at certain localities.
  • Feather duster worms, fan worms, Christmas tree worms and horseshoe worms are everywhere.
  • The fauna of these sea caves includes a range of mollusc species such as limpets Patella spp. and the horseshoe worm Phoronis hippocrepia.

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