Nemertea (Ribbon Worms)
Published Online: 19 APR 2001
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How to Cite
Moore, J. and Gibson, R. 2001. Nemertea (Ribbon Worms). eLS.
- Published Online: 19 APR 2001
Nemerteans form a phylum of predominantly marine soft-bodied, often elongate, worms with no general body cavity. They are characterized by an eversible proboscis separate from the gut, a gut with separate mouth and anus, and a closed blood system.