APHOTOMARINE

An online educational resource dedicated to the photography of
marine themes, marinelife, life on the seashore and in rockpools
in the coastal waters of south-West England by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Spirorbis (Spirorbis) spirorbis (Linnaeus, 1758) - Sinistral spiral tubeworm
Sinistral spiral tubeworm
Spirorbis (Spirorbis) spirorbis
- on Bladder wrack 1

Sinistral spiral tubeworm
Spirorbis (Spirorbis) spirorbis
- on Bladder wrack 2

Sinistral spiral tubeworm
Spirorbis (Spirorbis) spirorbis
- on Bladder wrack 3

Sinistral spiral tubeworm
Spirorbis (Spirorbis) spirorbis
- juvenile tubes close-up 1

Sinistral spiral tubeworm
Spirorbis (Spirorbis) spirorbis
- juvenile tubes close-up 2

Sinistral spiral tubeworm
Spirorbis (Spirorbis) spirorbis
- juvenile tubes close-up 3

Sinistral spiral tubeworm
Spirorbis (Spirorbis) spirorbis
- tubes close-up 1

Sinistral spiral tubeworm
Spirorbis (Spirorbis) spirorbis
- tubes close-up 2

Sinistral spiral tubeworm
Spirorbis (Spirorbis) spirorbis
- tubes 1

Images of species taken at Spit Point, Par, near St. Austell, 28.05.10; Hannafore Point, near Looe, Cornwall, 02.03.10; also at Batten Beach, Mount Batten, Plymouth, Devon, 28.01.06.

This species is most commonly found on brown seaweeds like Saw or Toothed wrack, Fucus serratus, on the middle and lowershore; but may also be found on rock and shells within the same zone; shells such as the bivalve Prickly saddle oyster, Heteranomia squamula.

Spirorbis spirorbis Sinistral spiral tubeworm Marine 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.