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phy·lum phoroni·da

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  1. Phoronida, Phoronidea, phylum Phoronidanoun

    small phylum of wormlike marine animals


  1. phylum phoronida

    Phoronids (scientific name Phoronida, sometimes called horseshoe worms) are a small phylum of marine animals that filter-feed with a lophophore (a "crown" of tentacles), and build upright tubes of chitin to support and protect their soft bodies. They live in most of the oceans and seas, including the Arctic Ocean but excluding the Antarctic Ocean, and between the intertidal zone and about 400 meters down. Most adult phoronids are 2 cm long and about 1.5 mm wide, although the largest are 50 cm long. The name of the group comes from its type genus: Phoronis.


  1. phylum phoronida

    Phylum Phoronida is a small phylum of marine animals known as horseshoe worms, recognized by their horseshoe-shaped feeding organ. They are sessile, tube-dwelling worms, typically found in shallow water and are characterized by their special feeding organ, or lophophore, that they use to filter feed on small particles in the water. They construct a chitinous tube, which they inhabit, and their soft, generally elongated bodies are usually divided into three sections: the lophophore, trunk, and metasome. The number of known species in this phylum is relatively small, with around 20 recognized species.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of phylum Phoronida in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of phylum Phoronida in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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