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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Brush-heads

Phylum Loricifera

These are microscopic marine animals that live in the sediment. They are called Brush-heads as they have spines at the head. They are also called girdle wearers due to the "girdle" on its body. It is a recently discovered phylum.

References

http://suite101.com/article/loricifera-meiofaunal-marine-animals-a98142
http://eol.org/pages/1537/overview

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