Latest Annelids Stories
A museum in London is seeking the public's advice in naming a new species of sea-dwelling worm.
Non-native earthworms are damaging hardwood forests.
It is widely acknowledged that human beings are largely responsible for the widespread alteration of ecosystems on the planet.
Flatworms provide new insight into organ regeneration and the evolution of mammalian kidneys.
Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have now found new worm species in the Kattegat and Skagerrak.
Scientists have discovered two living specimens of the giant Palouse earthworm near Spokane, Washington.
Scientists have unearthed the remains of one of the world's rarest fossils - in downtown Ottawa.
As the use of leeches in a variety of medical therapies is beginning to increase in popularity, an institution in Russia is hoping to cash in.
Researchers have discovered a new species of worm, dubbed the â€œgreen bomber.â€
Waste from the textiles industry could with the assistance of earthworms and some animal manure become a rich compost for agriculture, according to a report in the International Journal of Environment and Pollution.
The Christmas Tree Worm (Spirobranchus giganteus) is a species of small, tube-building polychaete worm in the Serpulidae family. It is widely distributed throughout the world’s tropical oceans, occurring abundantly from the Caribbean to the Indo-Pacific. The worm’s common and scientific nomenclature refers to the two chromatically hued spiral structures, most prominently seen by divers. These multicolored spiral structures are actually part of the worm’s highly derived respiratory...
Paralvinella sulfincola is a species of worm in the Alvinellidae family. It lives among undersea hot-water vents, thriving in the hottest of waters, at temperatures that would kill most animals. This characteristic makes it an extremophile or hyperthermophile. Having the unique ability to withstand extremely hot water from hydrothermal openings enables this stalk-like worm to feed on bacteria that other animals cannot reach. It is difficult to know exactly what temperatures this species...
The Giant Feather Duster Worm (Eudistylia polymorpha) is a species of marine polychaete worm of the Sabellidae family. Its range extends along the western coast of North America, from Alaska to California. It is most commonly found in the intertidal zone in tide pools and in the neritic (coastal) zone at depths up to 1,375 feet. It is often found in groups along rocks, reefs, pilings, wharves and marinas. Its common name comes from the crown of tentacles extended when the animal is under...
Phytobdella catenifera is a species of leech found in Peninsular Malaysia. The specimen was first collected from a brown tortoise in 1935. One record of the species was found in Gabai Falls, Selangor and has rarely been seen since. One reason is because it only attaches to reptiles and is of no threat to humans. This 2-inch-long terrestrial leech was named by Professor John Percy Moore due to the striking chain-striped pattern on the creature’s back. Recent studies on leech genetics...
The Common Clam Worm (Alitta succinea) is a species of marine annelid of the Nereididae family of ragworms or sandworms. It is found throughout the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, especially in the Gulf of Maine; it is also found off the coast of South Africa. This species can reach a length of 6 inches, but most specimens are smaller. It is brown in color at the rear, and reddish-brown on the rest of the body. The head has four eyes, two sensory feelers and numerous tentacles. The body consists...
- Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.