APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Proceraea picta Ehlers, 1864 - A syllid worm (Marine worm images).
Syllid worm
Proceraea picta
- head dorsal view 1

Syllid worm
Proceraea picta
- head dorsal view 2

Syllid worm
Proceraea picta
- dorsal view 1

Syllid worm
Proceraea picta
- dorsal view 2

Syllid worm
Proceraea picta
- dorsal view 3

Syllid worm
Proceraea picta
- lateral view 1

Syllid worm
Proceraea picta
- dorsal view 4

Syllid worm
Proceraea picta
- anterior dorsal view 1

Syllid worm
Proceraea picta
- anterior dorsal view 2

Syllid worm
Proceraea picta
- anterior lateral view 1

Specimen found in small sample of bryozoan turf containing Scrupocellaria sp. and Bugula turbinata. Sample taken from a cavity under a rock on the lowershore north of Smeaton's Pier, St. Ives, Cornwall. 24.09.14. Species also found in sampling algae, hydroids and old Perforate barnacles from a slipway, on a low spring tide, at the SW corner of Newlyn Harbour, Newlyn, Cornwall. 09.10.14 and 25.01.15.

Syllid worm
Proceraea picta
- dorsal view 5

Syllid worm
Proceraea picta
- dorsal view head and tail 1

Syllid worm
Proceraea picta
- head under microscope 1

Syllid worm
Proceraea picta
- head under microscope 2

Syllid worm
Proceraea picta
- pharynx 1

Syllid worm
Proceraea picta
- trepan 1

Syllid worm
Proceraea picta
- trepan 2

Syllid worm
Proceraea picta
- proventriculus 1

Syllid worm
Proceraea picta
- tail under microscope 1

Specimen above found in a sample of scrapings from a pontoon at Newlyn Marina, Newlyn, Cornwall. 30.04.15.

Syllid worm
Proceraea picta
- male sexual stage 1

Specimen above found on the lowershore at Hannafore, Looe, Cornwall. 29.03.17.

Species here originally identified by Dr. Andrew Mackie.

APHOTOMARINE supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project recommends the following websites and works with the following bodies and organisations.

Marine Biological Association MBA

The Marine Biological Association or MBA, based in Plymouth, is one of the world’s longest-running societies dedicated to promoting research into our oceans and the life they support. Since 1884 the MBA has been providing a unified, clear, independent voice on behalf of the marine biological community.It has a growing membership in over 40 countries.

NBN National Biodiversity Network

The National Biodiversity Network or NBN is a charity that supports open source data sharing and recording supporting conservation, science and education. "Why do recorders need open source?". Simply because it supports the core values of wildlife recording and the free use of records and data over a very wide network that includes partners like the Natural History Museum.

The taxonomy used here is based on that of the following database, which is also used by the MBA, NHM and the NBN.

World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS

The World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS.

Proceraea picta Marine Syllid Worm Images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.