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Honeycomb Worm Sabellaria alveolata
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The honeycomb worm (Sabellaria alveolata) is a species of worm that is classified within the Annelida phylum. Its range includes the Mediterranean Sea and the waters of Morocco north to the Atlantic Ocean, extending to the British Isles in the northeast. This species is known as a reef-forming polychaete, because its builds reefs. These reefs are shaped like a honeycomb, the feature from which...

Rat Tapeworm Hymenolepis diminuta
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The rat tapeworm (Hymenolepis diminuta) is a species of parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. It affects mammals throughout the world, but does not often affect humans. It can reach an average body length between 7.8 and 23.6 inches. The segments and eggs of this species are slightly larger than those of the dwarf tapeworm, which shares its genus. The life...

Rodent Tapeworm Hymenolepis microstoma
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The rodent tapeworm (Hymenolepis microstoma) is a parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species affects rodents across the world, causing hymenolepiasis, but it does not often affect humans. Most of the available information regarding tapeworms is derived from the studies conducted on this worm and the other members of its genus, Hymenolepis. These worms have...

Spirorbis spirorbis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Spirorbis spirorbis is a species of coiled polychaete worm that is classified within the Annelida phylum. It can be found in Ireland and Britain from the English Channel to northern areas of Norway. It attaches itself to eelgrass and seaweed in shallow water in small groups. The shell of this species is white in color and has a peripheral flange that attaches to the floating seaweeds. The worm...

Sandworm Alitta virens
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The sandworm (Alitta virens) is a species of polychaete worm that is classified within the Annelida phylum. It burrows into mud or wet sand, feeding on microorganisms and seaweed. This species is typically large, sometimes reaching four or more feet in length, and have blue heads equipped with two sharp pincers. This species can also be identified by the many vascularized parapodia that occur...

Red Earthworm Lumbricus rubellus
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The red earthworm (Lumbricus rubellus) is a species of earthworm that is classified within the Annelida phylum. It is native to the British Isles and Europe, but has traveled across the world to areas with appropriate habitats. This worm prefers to reside in soil that contains high organic matter content, like feces, but it needs loose soils in order to move about and feed. The sustainability...

Redworm Eisenia fetida
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The redworm (Eisenia fetida), also known as the brandling worm, the tiger worm, the panfish worm, the trout worm, or the California worm, is a species of earth worm that is classified within the Annelida phylum. This species is native only to Europe, but it has been introduced into every country, excluding Antarctica, for vermicomposting purposes. Unlike other species of worm, the redworm does...

Bocaina Tree Frog Aplastodiscus callipygius
2013-07-26 12:07:35

The Bocaina Tree Frog (Aplastodiscus callipygius) or perereca-verde, is a species of frog belonging to the family Hylidae. It is native to Brazil. Its natural habitats are tropical or subtropical moist montane forests and rivers. It is threatened by loss of habitat. It can grow to a length of about 2 inches, snout to vent. It has a broad head and a pointed snout, and vomerine teeth...

Aplastodiscus leucopygius
2013-07-26 12:00:00

Aplastodiscus leucopygius is a species of frog belonging to the family Hylidae. It is native to Brazil. Its natural habitats are tropical or subtropical moist lowland forests, rivers, intermittent freshwater marshes, plantations, rural gardens, irrigated land, and heavily degraded former forests. It is a frog of medium size, growing to a length of about 1.6 inches. The snout is rounded, and...

Red Mantled Saddlebags Tramea onusta
2013-07-25 14:15:25

The red-mantled saddlebags (Tramea onusta), also known as the red saddlebags, is a species of skimmer dragonfly that can be found in a large range that includes the Bahamas, Belize, Ontario in Canada, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Venezuela, and many states in America including Alabama, California, Florida, and Kansas. It prefers to reside in slow moving and still waters like ponds, lakes, rivers,...

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megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.