polychaete

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Synonyms for polychaete

chiefly marine annelids possessing both sexes and having paired appendages (parapodia) bearing bristles

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Plumulitid machaeridians look like modern bristleworms, with stout walking limbs bearing long bundles of bristles, but on their back they carried a set of mineralized plates.
This change, in turn, is likely to restructure the foodweb, since mussels are an important prey item for many fish that won't eat bristleworms.