Maldanidae Species (image) Pensoft Publishers Share Print E-Mail Caption Maldanidae are an easily recognizable family of bristle worms. Their common name they receive because of their elongated segments, ending with an appendage, which gives them the joint appearance of slender bamboo-shoots. Credit Yueyun Wang Usage Restrictions CC-BY 4.0 Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.