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  • Korean
    • 새예동물문
  • Scientific Names
    • Priapulida
  • Japanese
    • 鰓曳動物門

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No one's observed in Phylum Priapulida.
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Description from Wikipedia

Priapulida (priapulid worms or penis worms, from Gr. πριάπος, priāpos 'Priapus' + Lat. -ul-, diminutive) is a phylum of marine worms. The name of the phylum relates to the Greek god of fertility, because their general shape, and their extensible spiny introvert (eversible proboscis) may recall the shape of a penis. They live in the mud (which they eat) and in comparatively shallow waters up to 90 metres (300 ft). Some species show a remarkable tolerance for...

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