a Nematode

Roundworms (Phylum Nematoda) are extremely numerous in almost every habitat. They inhabit soil, water and are parasites on almost every other life form.

They have a slender transparent body. Often their young can be seen inside as miniature versions of the adult worm.


a Flatworm


an Oligochaete worm

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