The phylum Nemertea, also known as Nemertini or Rhinchocoela, consists of about 900 species. They are known as Ribbon Worms and are mostly cylindrical though some are flat. They are mostly marine, living on the sea bed, but some live in fresh water and a few in moist places on land. They have a proboscis that they can shoot out, propelled by hydrostatic pressure.

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Amphiporus ochraceous
Taxonomy and description of this marine worm, its habitat and distribution, life history and community ecology.
Baseodiscus delineatus
Taxonomy, description and photograph of this Nemertean worm, its habitat and distribution, life history and community ecology.
Carinoma tremaphoros
Taxonomy, description and photograph of this Nemertean worm, its habitat and distribution, life history and community ecology.
Introduction to the Nemertini
Introduction to the Nemertini, the ribbon worms. A short page with a single photograph.
Nemertea
Information on the classification of the ribbon worms with a photograph of Tubulanus rhabdotus.
Nemertopsis bivittata
Taxonomy, description and photograph of this worm, its habitat and distribution, life history and community ecology.
Proboscis Worm: Parborlasia corrugatus
Photographs and information on this worm from the Underwater Field Guide to Ross Island and McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. [PDF]
Tubulanus rhabdotus
Taxonomy, description and photograph of this Nemertean worm, its habitat and distribution, life history and community ecology.
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