The strange new seafloor worm without an anus: Bizarre find could shed new light on how our internal organs evolved
Researchers in Japan have discovered a bizarre new species of worm that could shed light on the origin of animals' complex internal body parts.
The strange pale-orange creature dwells on the floor of the western Pacific Ocean, and lacks a number of features – including an anus.
Scientists say the species comes from a group of worms that holds a ‘controversial’ place in the tree of life, as a sister group of that which contains most complex animals.
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