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Chubby ribbon worm

A chubby ribbon worm juvenile #Nemertean #WormWednesday

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Young nemertean learning to hunt

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Nemertean hatchlings

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Female nemertean laying egg case

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Juvenile nemerteans hatching

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Nemertean worms attacking an annelid

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A ribbon worm

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Ribbon worm hunting for the first time

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 occurs by an interesting mechanism. It’s based on muscular power and pressure in the cavity where […]

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Ribbon worm development

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.

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Nemertean laying eggs