|Kingdom Animale | Phylum Nemertea|
Most ribbon worms occur in the first 20cm of sand, burrowing below the surface, and have an eversible proboscis which they use to catch small prey. The proboscis is known to be poisonous in some species.
They are typically nocturnal animals. (Length up to 140cm).
From A Guide to Seashore Life by Dr Leo W H Tan and Peter K L Ng
Published by the Singapore Science Centre and sponsored by BP
@Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research and Singapore Science Centre