flap-like extension with a basal diameter much smaller than its length and not containing digestive gland diverticulae.
short limblike appendages characteristic of Class Polychaeta in the Annelids.
lateral extensions on each segment of polychaetes; for use in swimming or burrowing
Paired appendages or feet that are found on each segment of many segmented marine worms (Polychaeta). These appendages or feet are commonly used for swimming, crawling or holding objects.
par-a-PODE-ee-a Pairs of fleshy appendages that polychaete worms use to locomote. 521
One of the lateral appendages of an annelid. Also called a foot tubercle. They may serve for locomotion, respiration, and sensation, and often contain spines or set[ae]. When well developed, a dorsal part (notopodium) and a ventral part (neuropodium) are distinguished.
Fleshy paddle-like appendages on each segment of a polychaete's body.
A sort of "false foot" formed by extension of the body cavity. Polychaetes and some insect larvae have parapodia in addition to their legs, and these provide extra help in locomotion.