Amazing AnnelidsSuper Segmented Worms!! By Annika Hanson and Lydia Tantalo
What does a segmented worm look like? • their bodies are divided by little rings, called segments • retractable bristles that help them crawl, grip, and swim • they have suckers for mouths • normally they are brightly colored Those leg-like things are really bristles!
Where does a segmented worm live? • most live in moist areas • in extreme temperatures they will bury themselves • some live on the banks of bodies of water, others, actually live in the shallow depths of freshwater • others still, called sea worms, live in rocks, shells, and corals in the ocean
How and what does a segmented worm eat? How do they get their food? • uses special food tentacles on their head, to filter food to their mouth, if they live in the ocean They eat… • tiny animals • tiny plants • animals or plants that have rotted away to smaller pieces • blood
How does a segmented worm protect itself? They have… • strong jaws • poisonous bite • some can draw blood • they can regenerate
Fun Facts!! • annelida means little rings, annelida is the phylum name • annelids have the most complex bodies of the animals we call “worms” • they can have red, yellow or green blood Traffic light blood!!