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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.
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lugworm

any polychaete worm of the genus Arenicola, living in burrows on sandy shores and having tufted gills: much used as bait by fishermen
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Scientists say the lugworm reproduces in a strange way - and they want to know more.
Boffins are asking people to keep an eye out for signs of passion in the lugworm population.
Apparently, conservationists are concerned that plans for Everton's proposed new ground at King's Dock might endanger the lugworm population with the awful prospect that the Mersey might be left bereft of freshwater fish.
It was only then that they found they had "busted" a perfectly legal trade between a lugworm dealer from Blackpool and a keen fisherman from the North East.
It's been discovered that the humble lugworm could be a lifesaver.
This is for pounding the beach and catching lugworms. He likes his gadgets does my husband.
The firm, which was founded in 1985, is also determined to continue its research into the medical uses of its sand dwelling lugworms.
Perhaps more significantly, some of the dumped packaging, clothing and rope have been found to have been eaten by ocean lifeforms such as barnacles, lugworms and detritus-eating amphipods.
The Newcastle University spin-out company had become the world's biggest producer of lugworms for sea-fishing bait since being founded in 1985 as well as recently becoming involved in research.