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Master of Science (M.S.)
John S. Tucker
First Committee Member
Edmund H. Smith
Second Committee Member
W. Michael Kaill
The family Maldanidae is a group of sedentary polychaetes having a cylindrical body with elongate, but relatively few segments. The prostomium has a dorsal pair of nuchal organs and may have eye-spots ventrally; true appendages are absent. The mouth opens ventrally on the peristomium and has an extrusible sacciform proboscis. The pygidium may be plate-shaped, funnel shaped with an internal cone, or simply cone-shaped. All maldanids inhabit tubes of sand or mud, and subject to the limitations and advantages of this habjtat.
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