This Frenulate, now known to be within the family Siboglinidae and a type of polychaete, was collected of New Zealand at 1140m (3420 ft) and was originally assigned to its own phylum.� Through genetic techniques and delicate morphologic study, scientists now know that it is in the same family as those polychaetes in figure 1.

This frenulate, now know to be a type of polychaete in the family Siboglinidae, was collected of New Zealand at 1,140 meters (3,420 feet) and was originally assigned to its own phylum. Through genetic techniques and delicate morphologic study, scientists now know that it is in the same family as those polychaetes in figure 1. Photo courtesy of INSPIRE: Chile Margin 2010.

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