Now more patients will be able to take advantage of the Parapodium
, after one was donated to Middlesbrough's James Cook University Hospital.
Two curved and acuminate acicula are present in anterior parapodia with 1 acicula per parapodium
in the remainder of the body.
a) Dorsal view of the iront end of the polychaete Pherecardia striata; b) prostomium, dorsal view; c) parapodium
4, anterior view; d) notochaeta and capillary neurochaeta, parapodium
allows Paul to move his legs by using levers in a skiing motion.
However, he did not indicate the origin of the illustrated parapodium
. For the preserved Caribbean specimen, he indicated that there was a slight indication of banding in the antennae, but the specimen was otherwise uniformly grayish.
In many cases, especially for large worms, a small piece of tissue, such as a parapodium
, can be preserved for molecular work, whereas the remainder of the specimen is fixed in formalin.