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What

Scaleworms (Family Polynoidae)

Observer

fiestykakapo

Date

August 14, 2022 02:59 PM NZST

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glycymeris

Date

August 2022

Description

Mid-low intertidal, under an encrusted rock.
Collected and preserved in ethanol.

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What

Sea Cucumber Scaleworm (Gastrolepidia clavigera)

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timkarnasuta

Date

July 8, 2022 08:10 PM AWST

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fiestykakapo

Date

July 16, 2022 04:04 PM NZST

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What

Polychaete Worms (Class Polychaeta)

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stephen_thorpe

Date

June 28, 2021

Description

Outer Waitemata Harbour seashore at Hobson Point, Orakei, Auckland 1071. One live animal on the underside of a submerged rock, in the low intertidal.

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luca_dt

Date

January 12, 2021 07:23 AM NZDT

Description

Tim burton worm.

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predomalpha

Date

October 9, 2021 04:12 PM NZDT

Description

@readgb I hope you can appreciate the difficulty in getting this one to sit still for long enough to take some photos. Given I don't have a permit to collect here, I couldn't place it in ethanol.
Under low intertidal rock resting on small bits of rock, sand and corallina.

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nickoshaw

Date

June 30, 2022 12:36 PM AEST

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judyo1

Date

June 24, 2022 12:31 PM NZST

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rafi1

Date

May 23, 2015 11:36 PM EEST

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simonf7532

Date

June 8, 2022 09:32 AM NZST

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cemoneellen

Date

June 5, 2022 02:19 PM AEST

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luca_dt

Date

June 2, 2022 03:17 PM NZST

Description

Another weird one, under a rock.

~0.6cm long
~1m subtidal

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stephen_thorpe

Date

May 26, 2022 02:14 PM NZST

Description

Manukau Harbour seashore at Blockhouse Bay, Auckland. In an upper intertidal rockpool.

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What

Polychaete Worms (Class Polychaeta)

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fiestykakapo

Date

May 16, 2022 01:36 PM NZST

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luca_dt

Date

May 8, 2022 05:49 PM NZST

Description

Tiny one with an interesting head.
Under a rock.

~1m subtidal
~0.6cm long

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What

Scaleworms (Family Polynoidae)

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fiestykakapo

Date

April 28, 2022 11:37 AM NZST

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mefsnz

Date

April 16, 2022 11:35 AM NZST

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What

Polychaete Worms (Class Polychaeta)

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maramawinchy

Date

May 2, 2022 10:43 AM NZST

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What

Spaghetti Worms (Family Terebellidae)

Observer

luca_dt

Date

April 20, 2022 03:25 PM NZST

Description

These are the webcasters I believe do the majority of the large mucus webs. The webs are much coarser and expansive. They are filled with these tiny long worm animals.

~1.5cm long, web size ~8cm
Shallow subtidal

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What

Paddle Worms (Family Phyllodocidae)

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luca_dt

Date

April 20, 2022 03:57 PM NZST

Description

Same species as previously observed: 103465983.
Under a rock.

~2cm long
Shallow subtidal.

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rafi1

Date

January 21, 2021 06:36 PM IST

Description

Polydorella smurovi

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luca_dt

Date

December 20, 2021 12:51 PM NZDT

Description

Possibly a juvenile of the same species that I previously observed: https://inaturalist.nz/observations/100754895
But it does look a bit different.
This one was floating and landed on seaweed in the corner of my eye. At the surface but in quite deep water.

~1cm long
<1m Depth

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shaun-lee

Date

April 3, 2022 10:49 AM NZST

Description

Large beds growing on the shelves, much smaller than the parchment tubes washed up on beaches. Most of these photos at c6m (high tide). The clump was weird.

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smormede

Date

July 7, 2021 08:10 PM UTC

Description

was about 1m long

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blogman

Date

March 22, 2022 04:36 PM UTC

Description

Approx 30mm length, found amongst seagrass roots at low water.

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luca_dt

Date

March 24, 2022 04:02 PM NZDT

Description

The other species to the previous ones I have observed?

Under a rock.
~1m subtidal

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What

Moon Jellies (Genus Aurelia)

Observer

ghostdiver1

Date

March 9, 2022 06:00 PM +13

Description

I was told these are the polyps of a moon jellyfish

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tangatawhenua

Date

June 24, 2016 05:32 PM NZST

Description

Single "tubes" found in rock pools on the low low intertidal zone. Not living in groups. This is the best series of photos I could get and the creature can be seen coming out as the tide washed in and out. The sand tube is approx 10mm thick and about 15mm high.

Would seeing this help to ID these @wmblom?

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luca_dt

Date

December 3, 2021 11:48 AM NZDT

Description

Used peristaltic motion to aid movement. Under a rock.

~1.5cm long

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luca_dt

Date

March 17, 2022 03:55 PM NZDT

Description

Under a rock

~3cm long
Upper Intertidal

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What

Mediterranean Fanworm (Sabella spallanzanii)

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shaun-lee

Date

March 14, 2022 10:37 AM NZDT

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mesoplodon

Date

February 1, 2022 07:06 PM NZDT

Description

Maybe Nicidion, but I'd like to hear what @readgb thinks before committing to a genus-level ID. This genus doesn't seem to have any NZ records.

Body mainly colourless, with white patches. Dorsal surface of first peristomial ring reddish. Anterior chaetigers with thin red band. Antennae yellowish-brown, with red band inferior to tips. Median antenna long, equivalent in length to ~3 chaetigers. Palps short, colourless. Peristomial and dorsal cirri mainly colourless, with red band (as in antennae).

Approx. -1 metre, low tide. Under cobble.

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What

Polychaete Worms (Class Polychaeta)

Observer

peterwatts165

Date

January 30, 2022 10:07 AM UTC

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littleoceankid

Date

February 4, 2018 10:47 AM AWST

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chrisglasby

Date

March 17, 2017 04:54 PM ACDT

Place

Com (Google, OSM)

Description

head end found in coral rock (most of tail missing); swarming rear ends in tray (red = female; green = male)

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lucyt

Date

February 25, 2022 06:56 AM +13

Description

On the beach - when prodded, it disappeared into the sand immediately.

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What

Blue Tube Worm (Spirobranchus cariniferus)

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predomalpha

Date

February 12, 2022 04:20 PM NZDT

Description

On high tide rocks in seacave.

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What

Ragworms and Allies (Family Nereididae)

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doug_herrington

Date

January 30, 2022 10:13 AM AEST

Description

Many individuals S
wimming down a drain from Cairns swamp towards the river

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mesoplodon

Date

January 17, 2022 04:36 PM NZDT

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What

Feather Duster Worms (Family Sabellidae)

Observer

luca_dt

Date

January 17, 2022 12:24 PM NZDT

Description

~3cm wide
~2m depth

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What

Serpulid Tubeworms (Family Serpulidae)

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fiftygrit

Date

January 15, 2022 07:31 AM AEDT

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What

Feather Duster Worms (Family Sabellidae)

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shaun-lee

Date

January 8, 2022 01:16 PM NZDT

Description

Big guess - is there a guide for sedentary marine worms?

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What

Paddle Worms (Family Phyllodocidae)

Observer

luca_dt

Date

December 22, 2021 03:18 PM NZDT

Description

Under a rock tucked up.

~1.5 cm long
<1m depth

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What

Anemone Horseshoe Worm (Phoronis australis)

Observer

johan98800

Date

December 19, 2021 09:28 AM +11

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luca_dt

Date

November 10, 2021 04:32 PM NZDT

Description

~3cm long

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What

Scaleworms (Family Polynoidae)

Observer

stephen_thorpe

Date

November 2, 2021 11:36 AM NZDT

Description

Outer Waitemata Harbour seashore at Hobson Point, Orakei, Auckland 1071. Intertidal on rocky reef.

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What

Spaghetti Worms (Family Terebellidae)

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fiestykakapo

Date

October 15, 2021 10:51 AM NZDT

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sebastiandoak

Date

October 1, 2021 01:51 PM NZDT

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What

New Zealand Paddle Worm (Eulalia microphylla)

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dave_holland

Date

August 4, 2021 01:56 PM NZST

Description

attacking a flatworm! right there in front of my camera! the light green stuff exploded out and grabbed the flatworm then would shrink back into the poly if the flatworm wriggled out! very very weird.

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dennisthediver

Date

August 6, 2021 09:32 PM -01

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kent_miller

Date

July 11, 2021 05:11 AM EDT

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What

Golden Bristle Worm (Chloeia flava)

Date

July 11, 2021 01:47 PM AEST

Description

Caught on a prawn bait casting about 15m off the rocks

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luca_dt

Date

April 28, 2021 08:25 AM NZST

Description

~1cm

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fiestykakapo

Date

March 14, 2021 01:52 PM +13

Description

Appeared to come out of a shell tube.

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tobynz

Date

April 16, 2021 11:42 AM NZST

Description

Seen under the mangonui fishing wharf during marine biosecurity surveillance

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What

Spaghetti Worms (Family Terebellidae)

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dave_holland

Date

April 3, 2021 08:54 AM NZDT

Description

more weird life!

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caseyl7

Date

May 3, 2021 09:42 AM NZST

Description

Finding method - doc fuzz!

Taxonomy - Myrianida pachycera
Kingdom: Animalia
Family: Syllidae
SubFamily: Autolytinae
Genus: Myrianida
Species: pachycera

Other Animals

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What

Animals (Kingdom Animalia)

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brendandoogan

Date

April 6, 2021 10:20 AM NZST

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crispychipp

Date

April 14, 2019 09:24 AM NZST

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What

Polychaete Worms (Class Polychaeta)

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shaun-lee

Date

April 4, 2021 09:18 AM NZST

Description

I thought it was an eel but looking at the photos the Variable Oystercatcher caught and ate some kind of large marine worm?

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What

Many-ribbed Jelly (Aequorea forskalea)

Observer

tony_wills

Date

March 7, 2021 02:01 PM NZDT

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shona_t

Date

June 19, 2014

Description

In Austrofusus shell.

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w_martin

Date

February 16, 2021 10:11 PM AEDT

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What

Golden Bristle Worm (Chloeia flava)

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alphaj16

Date

August 12, 2016 12:05 PM UTC

Description

caught on fishing line but released

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ghostdiver1

Date

October 25, 2019 12:10 AM UTC

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predomalpha

Date

January 23, 2021 04:20 PM NZDT

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shaun-lee

Date

January 20, 2021 02:29 PM NZDT

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mrdanieljking

Date

July 4, 2020 06:27 PM NZST

Description

Living in peats marking the transitrion between freshwater marshland and salt marsh

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What

Bamboo Worms (Family Maldanidae)

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lcolmer

Date

December 2, 2020 04:33 PM NZDT

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stephen_thorpe

Date

October 18, 2020

Description

Meola Reef, Auckland. One live worm observed under an intertidal rock.

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lcolmer

Date

October 5, 2020 11:45 AM NZDT

Description

Poor focus on the pictures so not sure if an id is possible. Was moving like a fish. Maybe larval form of something?

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What

Blue Tube Worm (Spirobranchus cariniferus)

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crawshaw

Date

October 3, 2020 04:15 PM +13

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lymanhc

Date

September 27, 2020 11:13 AM AEST

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simonf7532

Date

September 23, 2020 08:51 AM NZST

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What

Mediterranean Fanworm (Sabella spallanzanii)

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predomalpha

Date

September 20, 2020 02:42 AM NZST

Description

Me and my friend collectively removes hundreds of these. I think some still had the base left.

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What

Spaghetti Worms (Family Terebellidae)

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predomalpha

Date

September 19, 2020 04:02 AM NZST

Description

Tube worms

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What

New Zealand Paddle Worm (Eulalia microphylla)

Observer

crispychipp

Date

September 5, 2020 03:27 PM NZST

Description

A number of these worms were feeding on Ragworms? on the the rock surface at low tide.

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albeer23

Date

September 5, 2020 11:39 AM NZST

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ejej

Date

July 22, 2020 07:38 AM UTC

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fiftygrit

Date

August 1, 2020 05:49 PM AEST

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scottyandrew

Date

July 31, 2020

Description

Shallow low tide pool roughly 5cm deep, provided white bait to tempt out. Worms travelled from other nearby pools not long after bait was provided

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predomalpha

Date

July 18, 2020 02:56 AM NZST

Description

It only came to me that it might be this after photographing it, sorry.

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josepvilanova

Date

July 14, 2020 10:09 PM CEST

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Date

October 18, 2016 04:30 PM -03

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dave_holland

Date

May 13, 2020 02:51 PM NZST

Description

?? the black and white fellow plz

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kelvinperrie

Date

June 17, 2020 02:15 PM NZST

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gianfrs

Date

June 20, 2020 04:08 PM SAST

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What

New Zealand Paddle Worm (Eulalia microphylla)

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jacqui-nz

Date

April 1, 2020 09:13 AM NZDT

Description

Green worm appeared to be attacking/eating the smaller pink worm. Low tide.

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crispychipp

Date

May 24, 2020 01:28 PM NZST

Description

Collected from seaweed in mid-tidal. TL=6.50 mm

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What

Paua Spider Crab (Elamena producta)

Observer

predomalpha

Date

April 18, 2019 02:37 AM NZST

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What

Calf Cowry (Lyncina vitellus)

Observer

nzwide

Date

August 27, 2011

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What

Bamboo Worms (Family Maldanidae)

Observer

uwix

Date

May 12, 2020 05:08 PM PDT

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What

Serpulid Tubeworms (Family Serpulidae)

Date

February 2018

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What

Golden Bristle Worm (Chloeia flava)

Observer

david3037

Date

July 19, 2017 09:00 AM AEST

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predomalpha

Date

May 6, 2020 11:28 PM NZST

Description

Heres one for you @readgb

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What

Polychaete Worms (Class Polychaeta)

Observer

a333

Date

May 2, 2020 12:02 PM NZST

Description

In rock pool, slowly wriggling.

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What

Mediterranean Fanworm (Sabella spallanzanii)

Observer

emr

Date

November 5, 2019 12:26 AM NZDT

Description

Images by Samara Nicholas

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coenobita

Date

June 22, 2013 02:59 PM AEST

Description

Colonies of these creatures are present on the inner edge of the reef.