|Statement||by Wesley R. Coe. Bryozoans / by Alice Robertson|
|Series||Harriman Alaska series -- v. 11., Smithsonian Institution publication -- 1998.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xii, 151 pages, 25 unnumbered leaves of plates :|
|Number of Pages||151|
The Biodiversity Heritage Library works collaboratively to make biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community. The Nemerteans show the most advanced development of all the acoelomate phyla, in some books they are also referred to as the Rhynchocoela, Nemertinea, Nemertina or Nemertini. They are a quite successful phylum ( named species)of mostly marine worms that are generally characterised by being extremely long and thin. Many of the enopla n (armed with stylets) and some anoplan (unarmed) nemerteans have a transverse or V-sha ped fur row behind the cephalic slits (Pl. VI, Fig. 8), which is o en referred to as the. A taxonomic catalogue of the nemerteans (Phylum Nemertea) from Spain and Portugal. Article (PDF Available) in ZOOLOGICAL SCIENCE 32(6) December .
Nemertea is a phylum of invertebrate animals also known as ribbon worms or proboscis worms. Alternative names for the phylum have included Nemertini, Nemertinea and Rhynchocoela. Most are very slim, usually only a few millimeters wide, although a few have relatively short but wide m: Animalia. Nemerteans by Ray Gibson and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Nemertea is within the scope of WikiProject Animals, an attempt to better organize information in articles related to animals and zoology. For more information, visit the project page. This article has been rated as GA-Class on the project's quality scale. However, nemerteans have been recorded in freshwater and very damp terrestrial habitats as well. Most nemerteans are carnivores, feeding on worms, clams, and crustaceans. Some species are scavengers, and some, like Malacobdella grossa, have also evolved commensal relationships with mollusks.