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Oligochaeta



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An aquatic oligochaete (Annelida) from sediments in an Missouri cave.
Photo by Steve Taylor, 2000.

 

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Pristina leidyi Smith, 1896 (Annelida: Oligochaeta: Nadidae), an aquatic oligochete. This individual (body length, excluding proboscis, 1.72 mm) was collected from soft sediment of a cave stream in Fogelpole Cave, Monroe County, Illinois, in September 1999. The slide-mounted specimen was photographed at 100x on an Olympus BX-50 compound microscope, and the image was digitally enhanced. Photograph by Steve Taylor, 2001.

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