Themiste (worm)

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Themiste alutacea
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Annelida
Class: Sipuncula
Order: Golfingiida
Family: Themistidae
Cutler & Gibbs, 1985
Genus: Themiste
Gray, 1828

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Themiste is a genus of peanut worms. It is the only genus in the family Themistidae.[1]

Members of this family are filter feeders, and have their feeding tentacles arranged in an elaborate crown-like structure. This is in contrast to other sipunculans which are deposit feeders.[2]


The genus contains the following species:[1]


  1. ^ a b "WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species - Themiste Gray, 1828". Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  2. ^ Cutler, Edward Bayler (1994). The Sipuncula: Their Systematics, Biology, and Evolution. Cornell University Press. p. 5. ISBN 0-8014-2843-2.