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  • The annelids (also called ‘ringed worms’), formally called Annelida (from Latin anellus ‘little ring’), are a large phylum of segmented worms, with over 17,000 modern species including ragworms, earthworms and leeches. Various forms specialise in their respective ecologies; some in marine environments as distinct as tidal zones and hydrothermal vents, others in fresh water, and yet others in moist terrestrial environments.

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  • Annelida


  • [controlled by ] Heikki Hamalainen" , "[comments ] Slightly mofidied from the definition in GEMET (for annelids)

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  • LTER EU controlled vocabulary




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