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purple ribbon worm
Purple Ribbon Worm (Micrura verrilli)
Nemertea, also called Nemertin(e)a, are a phylum of soft-bodied worm-like animals known as ribbon worms or proboscis worms. About 1,400 species are known; most are marine, but some are freshwater, and a few live on land. Most species grow to a length of 20 millimeters (0.8 inch) but one, the Bootlace worm Lineus longissima, attains a length of 55 meters (180 feet), making it one of the longest (if the not the longest) animals known.

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