Bootlace worm, 19th Century artwork

Bootlace worm, 19th Century artwork

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Credit: General Research Division/NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY/ SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Bootlace worm (Lineus longissimus). Early 19th Century artwork of a bootlace worm. This aquatic worm is one of the longest known animals, with specimens up to 55 metres long and up to 10 centimetres wide being reported. Its mucous is toxic.

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