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  1. ChasCPeterson says

    Oh, sure, gastrotrichs.
    But never any love for kinorhynchs, chaetognaths, or loriciferans.

  2. chigau (違う) says

    Anything with ‘gastro’ in its name makes me reluctant to google.
    Then there’s whatever that is that Chas typed.

  3. chigau (違う) says

    I see they are all on the continuum of microbes to man.
    I’m voting for the loriciferans as our new overlords.

  4. JohnnieCanuck says

    At the link above, we learn that gastrotrich means hairy stomach. My Google translate capabilities were not up to the task of finding a similar word for ‘hairy face’. Help?

    It’s a feature I share with Mary’s Favourite Metazoan.

  5. David Marjanović says

    Awesome! Blog about the genome of the elephant shark (Callorhinchus), and my day will be perfect!

    Anything with ‘gastro’ in its name makes me reluctant to google.

    It just refers to the cilia on the underside of the animal. They’re the main locomotory organ.

  6. says

    @Johnnie Canuck
    Wouldn’t “face” prefix be prosop- or prosopo-?
    So, try prosoptrich or prosopotrich. Maybe? I like it. Claim to be a prosopotrich and see how it goes.