There are several invertebrate groups that are only represented in the collections by a small number of specimens.
Tunicates are marine invertbrates that are part of the Phylum Chordata. They are mostly sessile filter feeders. There are a few specimens in the collection including some invasive species.
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The velvet worms are a terrestrial group of soft bodied invertebrates that look like worms with legs. There are around 5 specimens in spirit in the collection.
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The flat worms are found in marine and terrestrial habitats as well as being parasitic. There are only a few specimens in the collection.
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Nematodes or roundworms are very widespread and numerous in all habitats. Many species are parasitic and the specimens in the collection include some from the stomachs of dolphins.
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Lamp shells look similar to bivalve molluscs but have upper and lower valves rather than left and right valves. There are a few specimens of articulate and inarticulate lampshells in the collection.
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Last updated 14 June 2018