Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM


Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.


Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

The Scientific Classification of the Squid-Worm

The Squid-Worm: Marvelous and Magnificent! Find out how scientists can decide how to classify such a exciting creature! Biology Unit 3 Extra Credit


on 22 April 2014

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of The Scientific Classification of the Squid-Worm

Works Cited
Ramel, Gordon. "The Phylum Annelida." Earth Life. N.p.. Web. 25 Mar 2014. <http://www.earthlife.net/inverts/annelida.html>.
"Teuthidodrilus samae: Squid Worm." Encyclopedia of Life. 2010. <http://eol.org/pages/18728001/overview
Vanhoorne, Bart, and Geoffrey Read. "Teuthidodrilus samae." World Register of Marine Life. 2014. <http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=556107>.
"Phylum Annelida - Class Polychaeta." Zoo Lab: A Resource for Animal Biology. N.p.. Web. 25 Mar 2014. <http://www.uwlax.edu/biology/Zoo-Lab/Lab-07/Annelida-Polychaeta.htm>.
Fauchald, K.. "The Polychaete Worms: Definitions and Keys to the Orders, Families and Genera." . Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, n.d. Web. 25 Mar 2014. <http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/123110.pdf>.
NatureWatch. 2014. <http://naturewatch.org.nz/taxa/>.
"Sedentaria." Oxford Reference. 2014. <http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/oi/authority.20110803100451903>.
The Squid-Worm's Scientific Classification









Kingdom: Animalia
The Squid-worm can be considered part of the Kingdom Animalia because it is a living creature that interacts with other living things and maintains homeostasis.
Phylum: Annelida
Requirements to be a member of Phylum Annelida:
Bilaterally symmetrical
Body has more than two cell layers
Body possesses 3 separate sections; a prosomium, a trunk and a pygidium
Has a closed respiratory system
Feeds on a wide variety of materials
Can live in most environments

The Squid-worm fulfills these requirements!
Order: Terebellida
Terebellida are 'bristle worms'. They can often live in extreme water environments.
The Squid-worm
Was it a squid? Or a worm? When discovered, this new species so perplexed "Census of Marine Life" researchers that they simply called it Squid-worm. With bristle-like "paddles" for swimming and with tentacles on its head, it was found about 1.7 miles under the Celebes Sea, which is near Indonesia, in 2007. The four-inch-long creature turned out to be the first member of a new family in the Polycheata class of segmented worms; its scientific
name is
Teuthidodrilus samae,
and it eats "marine
snow", which is a mix of sinking microscopic
plants, dead animals, fecal material, and cast-off

Class: Polychaeta
The class Polychaeta's organisms have:
A well-developed head
Lateral appendages called parapodia
Large number of respiratory capillaries
May be particle feeders
Subclass: Sedentaria
Other creatures in Kingdom Animalia
include Lions, BlueBirds, and dolphins.
A well-known Annelid is the Earthworm
A well-Known Polychaete Worm is the fan worm.
Infraclass: Canalipalpata
Subclass Sedentaria is a subclass
of purely marine worms which are either burrowers or tube-dwellers.
Infraclass Canalipalpata's members have no teeth or jaws. Most are filter feeders.
Spaghetti Worms are members of Sedentaria and Canalipalpata.
Suborder: Cirratuliformia
A popular Terebellidian member is the Pompeii worm.
Cirratuliformian creatures have one or more pair of grooved palps on one or more segment of the body. A palp is a pair of long segmented appendages near an organisms mouth, usually pertaining to touch or taste.
suborder Cirratuliformia Boasts the Flabelligeridae.
Family: Acrocirridae
"Acrocirrids are detritivores (deposit feeders), catching falling particles with numerous long tentacles (NatureWatch)." They are mainly sea-bed dwelling creatures, but a few have adapted to be able to swim.
The Acrocirrid 'Green Bomber Worm'
is unique as it is believed to be a transitional organism, with characteristics of both sea-bed dwelling and free-swimming organisms.
is closely related to the Swima genus.
Species: Samae
The Squid-worm's second half of its scientific name was given it in honor of the Bangsa Sama people who live in the region surrounding the initial discovery site of the squid-worm.

Teuthidodrilus samae
(Squid-worm) is currently the only species in the
by Ekrein
Full transcript