A chubby ribbon worm juvenile #Nemertean #WormWednesday
Every master has humble beginnings. Ribbon worms or nemerteans are predators. They use a proboscis full of toxins, sometimes with sharp stilets or creepy branching patterns, to paralyze their prey and swallow them whole. The eversion of the proboscis has an interesting mechanism. It is based on muscular power and pressure in the cavity where […]
Our paper on the unique development of a ribbon worm and the evolution of larval forms: https://evodevojournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13227-015-0023-5 See more about Lineus ruber.