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A ribbon worm

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Three young nemertean siblings

Is it too late for #WormWednesday? Three young nemertean siblings chillin’ in the dish #nemertea (where did the fourth go?)

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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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Surface of the pilidium larva

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Nemertean laying eggs