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annelid

1. any worms of the phylum Annelida, in which the body is divided into segments both externally and internally. The group includes the earthworms, lugworm, ragworm, and leeches
2. of, relating to, or belonging to the Annelida
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1993; EPA 2002), and then sorted to the major groups: Annelids, Echinoderms, Mollusks, Crustaceans, and others.
Following the death of the benthic organisms, opportunistic species of annelids (Capitellids) became the most abundant fauna.
They have been affiliated with various groups of invertebrates, such as sponges (stromatoporoids), cnidarians, fusulines, bryozoans, annelids and molluscs.
The researchers speculate that the proposed group included various ancestors of modern-day mollusks, annelid worms, and brachiopods.
These annelid worms are important in food webs and in energy transference, both as predators and as important prey items for other animals, including crustaceans, fish and wading birds (Knox 1960).
Biology Diet consists of (in descending order) crustaceans, annelid worms, squid, and bony fishes, which make up 90% of the food ingested (NMFS (4)).
The genus Potamothrix (Vejdovsky et Mrazek, 1903) is a monophyletic, well-defined group of the annelid family Tubificidae, subfamily Tubificinae.
A high abundance of annelid worms was observed in the diet of both juveniles and adults of this species during the winter, which may constitute alternative prey items, given the seasonal reduction in crustaceans and teleosts.
On the basis of the photo, Rudkin suspected the specimen might be a kind of scaly annelid worm.