Present in New Zealand (View details)

Classification
Within NatureWatch NZ

All Names

  • Korean
    • 모악동물문
  • Portuguese
    • Quetognatas
  • Scientific Names
    • Chaetognatha
  • English
    • Arrow Worms
  • Spanish
    • Gusanos de flecha
  • Japanese
    • 毛顎動物門

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Recent observations

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What

Arrow Worms Phylum Chaetognatha

Observer

dougperrine

Date

October 6, 2016 08:38 PM HST

Description

arrow worm, or chaetognath, cannibalizing another member of its species, in surface waters of deep open ocean at night, Kona, Hawaii, USA ( Central Pacific Ocean )

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Arrow Worms Phylum Chaetognatha

Observer

onc

Date

August 14, 2016 10:18 AM PDT

Description

Seen under microscope. No photo.

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Observer

naturalist1150

Date

May 5, 2016 02:48 PM EDT

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What

Arrow Worms Phylum Chaetognatha

Observer

milisenj

Date

December 21, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Arrow Worms Phylum Chaetognatha

Observer

invertlab

Date

October 14, 2015

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What

Arrow Worms Phylum Chaetognatha

Observer

josep

Date

November 11, 2015 05:38 PM CET

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What

Arrow Worms Phylum Chaetognatha

Observer

danieldorantes7

Date

May 22, 2013
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Description from Wikipedia

Chaetognatha, meaning bristle-jaws, and commonly known as arrow worms, are a phylum of predatory marine worms that are a major component of plankton worldwide. About 20% of the known species are benthic, and can attach to algae and rocks. They are found in all marine waters, from surface tropical waters and shallow tide pools to the deep sea and polar regions. Most chaetognaths are transparent and are torpedo shaped, but some deep-sea species are orange. They...

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