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ribbon worm: see NemertineaNemertinea
, phylum of elongated, often flattened, marine Worms, sometimes called ribbon worms. There are 900 known species, ranging in size from a fraction of an inch to 90 ft (27 m).
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Amiskwia also didn't have the common, distinctive features of swimming ribbon worms
despite sharing a resemblance with them.
Some ribbon worms
will eat themselves if they can't find food.
To our knowledge, the only other marine animals known to specialize in egg predation are nemertean ribbon worms
of the genus Carcinonemertes that consume the brooded eggs of decapod crustaceans (7).