n. pl. [Gr. skalidon, hoe]
Circlets and longitudinal rows of spines on the protrusible cone-shaped head and neck.
In Nanaloricus mysticus, many recurved spines on the cone-shaped anterior end (introvert) on its lateral surface.
Longitudinal riblike, conical projections arranged in circles and longitudinal rows on the barrel-shaped anterior proboscis region (introvert).

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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