A fish-like animal that is a primitive chordate (animals with backbones) and a member of the subphylum Cephalochordata. The body is elongate, laterally flattened and the animal lives in silty sand, filter-feeding by means of the hair-like cirri that surround the mouth.
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A fish-like animal that is a primitive chordate (animals with backbones) and a member of the subphylum Cephalochordata. The body is elongate, laterally flattened and the animal lives in silty sand, filter-feeding by means of the hair-like cirri that surround the mouth.

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Date: 18 Oct 2012
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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