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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.

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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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