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The Scientific Classification of the Squid-Worm
Transcript of The Scientific Classification of the Squid-Worm
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The Squid-Worm's Scientific Classification
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.
Requirements to be a member of Phylum Annelida:
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!
Terebellida are 'bristle worms'. They can often live in extreme water environments.
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
and it eats "marine
snow", which is a mix of sinking microscopic
plants, dead animals, fecal material, and cast-off
The class Polychaeta's organisms have:
A well-developed head
Lateral appendages called parapodia
Large number of respiratory capillaries
May be particle feeders
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
(Squid-worm) is currently the only species in the