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Tomopterid-1  Tomopteris - midwater polychaete

Tomopterid-1 Tomopteris - midwater polychaete

Squidworm First noticed just five years ago in The Philippines, the heads of these annelid worms appear to be covered in tentacles … like a squid. While only four inches long, the creatures boast eight long arms used for breathing, two loosely coiled limbs for feeding and six pairs of feathery sensory organs. To top the flashy look off, squidworms sport iridescent “paddles” along the length of their body to get from place to place.

Squidworm First noticed just five years ago in The Philippines, the heads of these annelid worms appear to be covered in tentacles … like a squid. While only four inches long, the creatures boast eight long arms used for breathing, two loosely coiled limbs for feeding and six pairs of feathery sensory organs. To top the flashy look off, squidworms sport iridescent “paddles” along the length of their body to get from place to place.

they live in the intertidal zone and subtitle

they live in the intertidal zone and subtitle

Many marine species can’t be photographed underwater for a variety of different reasons. Some animals are too small, some spend their life burrowed in the seafloor, and some live in the dark depths where nobody can dive. At our station, we collect specimens using different methods and as a result are able to make photos and then show a wide range of animals, which we haven’t previously seen in their natural environment

Many marine species can’t be photographed underwater for a variety of different reasons. Some animals are too small, some spend their life burrowed in the seafloor, and some live in the dark depths where nobody can dive. At our station, we collect specimens using different methods and as a result are able to make photos and then show a wide range of animals, which we haven’t previously seen in their natural environment

Phylum Annelida, Class Polychaeta, Order Phyllodocida, Family Nereidae

Phylum Annelida, Class Polychaeta, Order Phyllodocida, Family Nereidae

Phylum Annelida Class Polychaeta Family Sabellariidae

Phylum Annelida Class Polychaeta Family Sabellariidae

Any of certain bright red, segmented, aquatic worms of the phylum Annelida. Included are worms of the freshwater genus Tubifex, also known as sludge worms (class Oligochaeta, family Tubificidae), which...

Any of certain bright red, segmented, aquatic worms of the phylum Annelida. Included are worms of the freshwater genus Tubifex, also known as sludge worms (class Oligochaeta, family Tubificidae), which...

Earthworm bodies are covered with chemoreceptors, which are minute-sense organs. Annelid earthworms use chemoreceptors to sense chemicals in the soil and to taste their food.

Earthworm bodies are covered with chemoreceptors, which are minute-sense organs. Annelid earthworms use chemoreceptors to sense chemicals in the soil and to taste their food.

Tomopteridae Polychaetes such as this Tomopteridae annelid Eunapteris sp. can measure just a few millimeters, or tens of centimeters.

The beauty of plankton - in pictures

Tomopteridae Polychaetes such as this Tomopteridae annelid Eunapteris sp. can measure just a few millimeters, or tens of centimeters.

Polychaete Carpet Worm  Christmas Tree Worm  King Ragworm  —-  senpezeco:    A segmented marine worm of the class Polychaeta. Each body segment has a pair of fleshy protrusions called parapodia.source video: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Polychaete Carpet Worm Christmas Tree Worm King Ragworm —- senpezeco: A segmented marine worm of the class Polychaeta. Each body segment has a pair of fleshy protrusions called parapodia.source video: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Animal Earth: Photographic Book by Ross Piper | Inspiration Grid | Design Inspiration

Animal Earth: Photographic Book by Ross Piper

Animal Earth: Photographic Book by Ross Piper | Inspiration Grid | Design Inspiration

Annelids head grow first.

Annelids head grow first.

Marine Annelid

Marine Annelid

From The Featured Creature: The family Nereididae (formerly spelled Nereidae) are a family of polychaete worms and this one in particular is exceptionally spectacular-looking. These creatures grow to lengths of up to 100m and appears to be made entirely out of glass or ice!  These worms are carnivores and use their powerful jaws to go after small live organisms or fragments of dead organisms

From The Featured Creature: The family Nereididae (formerly spelled Nereidae) are a family of polychaete worms and this one in particular is exceptionally spectacular-looking. These creatures grow to lengths of up to 100m and appears to be made entirely out of glass or ice! These worms are carnivores and use their powerful jaws to go after small live organisms or fragments of dead organisms

Phyllodoce citrina, or yellow dragon, are a member of the polychaete (bristle worm) family.

Phyllodoce citrina, or yellow dragon, are a member of the polychaete (bristle worm) family.