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Beard Worms: Pogonophora - Beard Worms And People

scientists consider phylum

Beard worms are of great scientific interest because some species live in extreme environments.


The classification of beard worms has been debated by scientists for years. Although treated here as a separate phylum, many scientists consider them to be a group within the phylum Annelida. Certain physical features, plus analysis of their DNA, support this relationship. Some scientists, however, consider beard worms a specialized group. Views of their relationships will continue to change as scientists learn more about these unusual sea creatures.

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