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Phylum of unsegmented coelomate marine spoon worms, with soft plump bodies, which live in U-shaped burrows or in rock crevices down to abyssal depths. They have an extensible but not eversible proboscis with a ciliated groove for collecting food.

Source: Howson and Ball, 1997.

The following taxa of this phylum occur in the region:

Order Bonelliida
Order Echiurida
Family Bonelliidae
Family Echiuridae
Genus Bonellia
Genus Echiurus
Genus Maxmuelleria
Bonellia viridis
Echiurus echiurus
Maxmuelleria lankesteri

Phylum Echiura