lugworm

(redirected from Arenicola marina)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

lugworm:

see AnnelidaAnnelida
[Lat., anellus=a ring], phylum of soft-bodied, bilaterally symmetrical (see symmetry, biological), segmented animals, known as the segmented, or annelid, worms.
..... Click the link for more information.
.

lugworm

any polychaete worm of the genus Arenicola, living in burrows on sandy shores and having tufted gills: much used as bait by fishermen
References in periodicals archive ?
Ventilatory and metabolic responses to hypoxia and sulphide in the lugworm, Arenicola marina (L.
Fine structure of probable mechano- and chemoreceptors in the caudal epidermis of the lugworm Arenicola marina (Annelida, Polychaeta), Zoomorphology 105: 76-82.
Distribution and efficiency of bacteriolysis in the gut of Arenicola marina and three additional deposit feeders.
Mature specimens of Arenicola marina were collected by digging from an intertidal sandflat at Red Wharf Bay, Anglesey, North Wales (53[degrees]18.
For Arenicola marina and Asterias rubens, eggs from five females were used; for Nereis virens, eggs from three females were used.
After collection, the sperm were treated as for Arenicola marina.
Fresh oocytes were collected from Arenicola marina every 24 h, and from Asterias rubens and Nereis virens at each fertilization point.
Eggs were collected from Arenicola marina and Asterias rubens 12 h before the beginning of the experiment from each of five females by injection of appropriate spawning hormones, as described above.
The percent fertilization and developmental success of oocytes from Arenicola marina aged over 5 days are shown in Figure 1A.