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.

Segmented / Polychaete worms - Phylum Annelida (Marine worms images)
Annelida incertae sedis (Superclass)

Myzostomida (Order)

Myzostomatidae (Myzostomatid worm family)
Myzostoma cirriferum Leuckart, 1836
- A Parasitic polychaete worm
on Rosy feather-star (cyst)

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Polychaeta incertae sedis (Subclass)

Dinophilidae (Dinophilid worm family)
Dinophilus taeniatus Harmer, 1889
- An interstitial dinophilid worm

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Echiura (Subclass)

Echiura (Subclass) > Echiuroidea (Order) > Echiurida (Suborder) > Echiuridae (Family) > Thalassematinae (Subfamily)

Echiuridae (Spoon or Echiurid worm family)
Thalassema thalassemum (Pallas, 1766)
- A Spoon or Echiurid worm

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Errantia (Subclass)

Amphinomida (Order)

Euphrosinidae (Euphrosinid worm family)
Euphrosine foliosa Audouin & H Milne Edwards, 1833
- An Euphrosinid worm

Eunicida (Order)

Dorvilleidae (Dorvilleid worm family)
Ophryotrocha puerilis siberti (McIntosh, 1885) ?
- A Dorvilleid worm

Ophryotrocha species ? - A Dorvilleid worm
Protodorvillea kefersteini (McIntosh, 1869)
- A dorvilleid worm

Eunicidae (Eunicid worm family)
Leodice harassii (Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833)
- A Eunicid worm (syn. Eunice harassii)

Lysidice ninetta Audouin & Milne-Edwards, 1833
- A Eunicid worm

Lysidice unicornis (Grube, 1840) - A Eunicid worm
Marphysa sanguinea (Montagu, 1815) - A Eunicid worm

Lumbrineridae (Lumbrinerid worm family)
Lumbrineridae family member (19.04.15 Marazion)
- A Lumbrinerid worm

Lumbrineridae family member (12.05.15 Newlyn)
- A Lumbrinerid worm

Lumbrineridae family member (04.07.17 Newlyn)
- A Lumbrinerid worm

Phyllodocida (Order)

Aphroditiformia (Suborder)

Aphroditidae (Aphroditid worm family)
Aphrodita aculeata Linnaeus, 1758 - Sea mouse

Pholoidae (Pholoids / family of Scale worms)
Pholoe inornata Johnston, 1839 - A Scale worm

Polynoidae (Polynoids / family of Scale worms)
Alentia gelatinosa (M. Sars, 1835) - A Scale worm
Harmothoe clavigera M. Sars, 1863 - A Scale worm
Harmothoe extenuata (Grube, 1840) - A Scale worm
Harmothoe glabra (Malmgren, 1866) - A Scale worm
Harmothoe impar (Johnston, 1839) - A Scale worm
Lepidonotus clava (Montagu, 1808) - A Scale worm
Lepidonotus squamatus (Linnaeus, 1758) - A Scale worm
Subadyte pellucida (Ehlers, 1864) - A Scale worm

Polynoid species to identify, Newlyn Marina. 17.03.15
Polynoid species to identify, Newlyn Marina. 04.05.15 -1
Polynoid species to identify, Newlyn Marina. 04.05.15 -2
Polynoid species to identify, Newlyn Marina. 04.05.15 -3

Sigalionidae (Sigalionids / family of Scale worms)
Sigalion mathildae Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1830
- A sigalionid worm

Sthenelais boa (Johnston, 1833) - A sigalionid worm

Glyceriformia (Suborder)

Glyceridae (Glycerid worm family)
Glycera tridactyla Schmarda, 1861 - A Glycerid worm
Glycera species (1) - 07.03.15 - A Glycerid worm
Glycera species (2) - 19.03.15 - A Glycerid worm
Glycera species (3) - 25.03.15 - A Glycerid worm
Glycera species (4) - 04.04.15 - A Glycerid worm

Nereidiformia (Suborder)

Hesionidae (Hesionid worm family)
Nereimyra punctata (Müller, 1788) - A Hesionid worm
Oxydromus flexuosus (delle Chiaje, 1827)
- A Hesionid worm (syn. Ophiodromus flexuosus)

Psamathe fusca Johnston, 1836 - A Hesionid worm
Syllidia armata Quatrefages, 1866 ? - A Hesionid worm

Nereididae (Nereidid or Ragworm family)
Alitta virens (M. Sars, 1835)
- King ragworm (syn. Nereis virens)

Micronereis variegata Claparède, 1863
- A Nereidid worm

Perinereis cultrifera (Grube, 1840) - A Ragworm
Platynereis dumerilii (Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1834)
- A Nereid worm

Platynereis species ? - A Nereidid worm (1) - 17.03.15
Platynereis species ? - A Nereidid worm (2) - 23.03.15
Small nereidid worm from marina in Falmouth 07.05.15

Epitoke forms of the family nereididae (species unknown)

Syllidae (Syllid worm family)

Anoplosyllinae (Subfamily)
Syllides species (19.04.15 Marazion) - A Syllid worm

Autolytinae (Subfamily)
Myrianida edwarsi (Saint Joseph, 1887) - A Syllid worm
Myrianida inermis (Saint Joseph, 1887) - A Syllid worm
Myrianida pinnigera (Montagu, 1808) - A Syllid worm
Myrianida prolifera (O.F. Müller, 1788) - A Syllid worm
Myrianida rubropunctata (Grube, 1860) - A Syllid worm
Myrianida sanmartini Dietrich, Hager, Bönsch, Winkelmann, Schmidt & Nygren, 2015 - A Syllid worm
Myrianida species ? - from Newlyn Marina 28.05.15
Myrianida species ? - female stolon (saccocirrus)
Myrianida species ? - male sexual stage
Proceraea aurantiaca Claparède, 1868 - A Syllid worm
Proceraea picta Ehlers, 1864 - A Syllid worm
Proceraea species 1 (Newlyn Harbour) - A Syllid worm
Procerastea halleziana Malaquin, 1893 - A Syllid worm

Eusyllinae (Subfamily)
Amblyosyllis formosa (Claparède, 1863) - A Syllid worm
Amblyosyllis species of Syllid worm
- from Mylor Marina 18.09.15.

Amblyosyllis species of Syllid worm
- from Newlyn Marina 03.07.17.

Eusyllis blomstrandi Malmgren, 1867 - A Syllid worm
Odontosyllis gibba Claparède, 1863 - A Syllid worm

Exogoninae (Subfamily)
Salvatoria clavata (Claparède, 1863)
- A Syllid worm

Syllinae (Subfamily)
Eurysyllis tuberculata Ehlers, 1864 - A Syllid worm
Syllis krohni Ehlers, 1864 - A Syllid worm
Syllis variegata Grube, 1860 - A Syllid worm
Trypanosyllis zebra (Grube, 1860) - A Syllid worm
Trypanosyllis species 1 - 20.09.12 - A Syllid worm
Typosyllis species 1 - 06.12.14 - A Syllid worm

Syllids to identify
Syllidae species (1) - 25.03.15 - A Syllid worm
Syllidae species (2) - 17.03.15 - A Syllid worm
Syllidae species (3) - 04.03.15 - A Syllid worm
Syllidae species (4) - 04.03.15 - A Syllid worm
Syllidae species (5) - 02.04.15 - A Syllid worm
Syllidae species (6) - 02.04.15 - A Syllid worm
Syllidae species (7) - 02.04.15 - A Syllid worm
Syllidae species (8) - 02.04.15 - A Syllid worm
Syllidae species (9) - 08.04.15 - A Syllid worm
Syllidae species (10) - 08.04.15 - A Syllid worm
Syllidae species (11) - 08.04.15 - A Syllid worm
Syllidae species (12) - 08.04.15 - A Syllid worm
Syllidae species (13) - 07.04.15 - A Syllid worm
Syllidae species (14) - 14.04.15 - A Syllid worm
Syllidae species (15) - 07.05.15 - A Syllid worm
Syllidae species (16) - 12.05.15 - A Syllid worm
Syllidae species (17) - 12.05.15 - A Syllid worm
Syllidae species (18) - 12.05.15 - A Syllid worm
Syllidae species (19) - 12.05.15 - A Syllid worm
Syllidae species (20) - 12.05.15 - A Syllid worm
Syllidae species (21) - 15.05.15 - A Syllid worm
Syllidae species (22) - 17.05.15 - A Syllid worm
Syllidae species (23) - 22.05.15 - A Syllid worm

Phyllodociformia (Suborder)

Phyllodocidae (Phyllodocid or Paddle worm family)
Eulalia aurea Gravier, 1896 - A Phyllodocid worm
Eulalia clavigera (Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833)
- Greenleaf worm

Eulalia expusilla Pleijel, 1987 - A Phyllodocid worm
Eulalia tripunctata McIntosh, 1874 - A Phyllodocid worm
Eulalia sp. nova. - A Phyllodocid worm
Eumida ockelmanni Eibye-Jacobsen, 1987 ?
- A Phyllodocid worm

Eumida cf. sanguinea complex
Eumida cf. sanguinea (green) - Helford and Penzance
- A Phyllodocid worm

Eumida maia Nygren & Pleijel, 2010 - A Phyllodocid worm
Eumida taygete Nygren & Pleijel, 2010
- A Phyllodocid worm

Eumida sp. nova.? (acq. 03012017)
- An undescribed phyllodocid worm

Eumida sp. nova. (new1)
- An undescribed phyllodocid worm

Eumida sp. nova. (new3 / G1-17.04.15)
- An undescribed phyllodocid worm

Eumida sp. nova. (new4)
- An undescribed phyllodocid worm

Mystides caeca Langerhans, 1880 - A Phyllodocid worm
Nereiphylla rubiginosa (Saint-Joseph, 1888)
- A Phyllodocid worm

Notophyllum foliosum (Sars, 1835) - A Phyllodocid worm

Phyllodoce lamelligera (Gmelin in Linnaeus, 1788)
- A Paddle worm

Phyllodoce laminosa Savigny in Lamarck, 1818
- A Paddle worm

Phyllodoce lineata (Claparède, 1870) - A Paddle worm
Phyllodoce maculata (Linnaeus, 1767) - A Paddle worm
Phyllodoce mucosa Örsted, 1843 - A Paddle worm
Phyllodoce mucosa or P. maculata egg cases

Pseudomystides limbata (Saint-Joseph, 1888)
- A Phyllodocid worm

Pterocirrus macroceros (Grube, 1860)
- A Phyllodocid worm

Phyllodocida incertae sedis (Suborder)

Nephtyidae (Nephtyid or Catworm family)
Nephtys caeca (Fabricius, 1780) ?
- A Nephtyid worm or Catworm

Nephtys hombergii Savigny in Lamarck, 1818
- A Nephtyid worm or Catworm

Nephtys species - A Nephtyid worm or Catworm

Sphaerodoridae (Sphaerodorid worm family)
Sphaerodoridae Malmgren, 1867 - un-identified sphaerodorid worm -1 [possibly Sphaerodorum gracilis (Rathke, 1843) or Ephesiella abyssorum (Hansen, 1878)]
Sphaerodoridae family member -2 (19.04.15 Marazion)
- A sphaerodorid worm

Tomopteridae (Tomopterid worm family)
Tomopteris (Johnstonella) helgolandica (Greeff, 1879)
- A tomopterid worm

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Sedentaria (Subclass)

Sedentaria (Subclass) > Chaetopteridae (Family)

(Parchmentworm family)
Chaetopterus variopedatus (Renier, [1804])
- Parchment worm

Phyllochaetopterus species (Newquay 16.10.15.)
- A Chaetopterid worm

Sedentaria (Subclass) > Canalipalpata (Infraclass)

Sabellariidae (Honeycomb or Ross worm family)
Sabellaria alveolata (Linnaeus, 1767)
- Honeycomb worm or Sabella alveolaria

Sabellaria spinulosa Leuckart, 1849 - Ross worm

Sedentaria (Subclass) > Canalipalpata (Infraclass) > Sabellida (Order)

Sabellidae (Fanworms / Sabellid worm family)
Amphiglena mediterranea (Leydig, 1851)
- A Fan worm or Sabellid

Bispira volutacornis (Montagu, 1804) - Twin fan worm
Branchiomma bombyx (Dalyell, 1853) - A Fan worm
Fabricia stellaris (Müller, 1774) ? - A Fan worm
Jasmineira elegans Saint-Joseph, 1894
- A Sabellid worm

Megalomma vesiculosum (Montagu, 1815)
- A Fan worm

Myxicola infundibulum (Montagu, 1808)
- Slime-tube worm

Pseudopotamilla reniformis (Bruguière, 1789)
- A Fan worm or Sabellid

Sabella pavonina Savigny, 1822 - Peacock worm

Small fabriciid worm from marina in Falmouth 07.05.15

Serpulidae (Serpulid worm family)
Ficopomatus enigmaticus (Fauvel, 1923)
- Trumpet tube worm (non-native species)

Filograna implexa Berkeley, 1835 - A Filigree worm
Hydroides norvegicus Gunnerus, 1768 - A serpulid worm
Hydroides sp., H. norvegicus or H. elegans
- A serpulid worm

Metavermilia arctica Kupriyanova, 1993
- A serpulid worm

Salmacina dysteri (Huxley, 1855) - Coral worm
Serpula vermicularis Linnaeus, 1767
- Red Tubeworm or Scarlet serpula

Spirobranchus americanus (Day, 1973)
- A Keeled tubeworm (non-native species)

Spirobranchus lamarcki (Quatrefages, 1866)
- A Keeled tubeworm (formerly Pomatoceros)

Spirobranchus triqueter (Linnaeus, 1758)
- A Keeled tubeworm (formerly Pomatoceros)

Vermiliopsis striaticeps (Grube, 1862) - A serpulid worm

Serpulid worm - Newlyn Marina 30.07.16.

Spirorbidae (Spirorbid worm family)
Circeis spirillum (Linnaeus, 1758)
syn. Spirorbis spirillum - A Spiral tubeworm

Janua heterostropha (Montagu, 1803)
syn. Janua pagenstecheri - A Spiral tubewormm

Laeospira corallinae (de Silva & Knight-Jones, 1962)
syn. Spirorbis corallinae - A Spiral tubeworm

Spirorbis (Laeospira) inornatus L'Hardy & Quievreux, 1962
- A Spiral tubeworm

Spirorbis (Spirorbis) rupestris Gee, Knight-Jones, 1962 ?
- A Spiral tubeworm

Spirorbis (Spirorbis) spirorbis (Linnaeus, 1758)
- A Spiral tubeworm

Spirorbis (Spirorbis) tridentatus Levinsen, 1883
- A Spiral tubeworm

Sedentaria (Subclass) > Canalipalpata (Infraclass) > Spionida (Order)

Magelonidae (Shovelhead worm family)
Magelona filiformis Wilson, 1959 - A Shovelhead worm

Poecilochaetidae (Poecilochaetid worm family)
Poecilochaetus sp. (Newlyn 04.07.17.)
- A poecilochaetid worm

Spionidae (Spionid worm family)
Boccardia proboscidea Hartman, 1940
- A non-native spionid worm

Dipolydora sp. larva, Newlyn, 14.06.17 - A spionid worm
Malacoceros fuliginosus (Claparède, 1870)
- A spionid worm

Malacoceros vulgaris (Johnston, 1827) - A spionid worm
Polydora ciliata (Johnston, 1838) - A spionid worm
Prionospio fallax Söderström, 1920 - A spionid worm
Pygospio elegans Claparède, 1863 - A spionid worm
Scolelepis squamata (Müller, 1806) - A spionid worm

Spionidae (1) - 07.03.15 from Gillian Harbour
Spionidae (2) - 07.03.15 from Gillian Harbour
Spionidae (3) - 07.03.15 from Gillian Harbour

Sedentaria (Subclass) > Canalipalpata (Infraclass) > Terebellida (Order)

Cirratuliformia (Suborder)

Cirratulidae (Cirratulid worm family)
Cirratulus cirratus (O. F. Müller, 1776) - A cirratulid worm
Cirratulus 'Type A' ? - A cirratulid worm
Cirratulus species - cirratulid worm 1 - 18.11.14
Cirratulus species - cirratulid worm 2 - 21.06.16
Cirratulus species - cirratulid worm 3 - 04.02.17
Cirriformia tentaculata (Montagu, 1808) - A cirratulid worm
Dodecaceria concharum Örsted, 1843 - A cirratulid worm
Tharyx species (Hayle, 08.06.17) - A cirratulid worm

Ctenodrilidae (Ctenodrilid worm family)
Ctenodrilus serratus (Schmidt, 1857) ?
- An interstitial ctenodrilid worm

Flabelligeridae (Flabelligerid worm family)
Flabelligera affinis M. Sars, 1829
- A Terebellid worm

Sternaspidae (Sternaspid worm family)
Sternaspis scutata Ranzani, 1817 - A Sternaspid worm

Terebellomorpha (Suborder)

Ampharetidae (Ampharetid worm family)
Ampharete grubei Malmgren, 1865 ?
- An Ampharetid worm

Melinna palmata Grube, 1870 - An Ampharetid worm

Pectinariidae (Trumpet worm family)
Lagis koreni Malmgren, 1866
- Trumpet or Ice cream cone worm

Terebellidae (Terebellid worm family)
Axionice maculata (Dalyell, 1853) ? - A Terebellid worm
Eupolymnia nebulosa (Montagu, 1818) - Strawberry worm
Eupolymnia nesidensis (Delle Chiaje, 1828)
- A Terebellid worm

Lanice conchilega (Pallas, 1766)
- Sand mason or Shell-binder

Nicolea venustula (Montagu, 1818) - A Terebellid worm
Polycirrus caliendrum Claparède, 1869?
- A terebellid worm

Polycirrus species (Newlyn 20.06.16)
- A terebellid worm

Terebella lapidaria Linnaeus, 1767 - A Terebellid worm
Terebellid species (1) 10.03.15 - A Terebellid worm

Trichobranchidae (Trichobranchid worm family)
Octobranchus lingulatus - A Trichobranchid worm

Sedentaria (Subclass) > Scolecida (Infraclass)

Arenicolidae (Lugworm family)
Arenicola defodiens Cadman & Nelson-Smith, 1993
- Black lugworm

Arenicola marina (Linnaeus, 1758)
- Lugworm, Lug or Sand-worm

Arenicolides branchialis (Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833)
- A Lugworm

Arenicolides ecaudata (Johnston, 1835) - A Lugworm
Arenicolides grubii Claparède, 1868 - A Lugworm

Capitellidae (Capitellid worm family)
Capitella capitata (Fabricius, 1780) - A Capitellid worm
Notomastus species (1) - 10.03.15 - A Capitellid worm
Notomastus species (2) - 19.03.15 - A Capitellid worm

Maldanidae (Bamboo worm family)
Euclymene droebachiensis (Sars, 1872) ?
- A Maldanid or Bamboo worm

Euclymene lombricoides (Quatrefages, 1866) ?
- A Maldanid or Bamboo worm

Euclymene Verrill, 1900 species (1) ?
- A Maldanid or Bamboo worm

Leiochone leiopygos (Grube, 1860) ?
- A Maldanid or Bamboo worm

Praxillella Verrill, 1881 species (1) ?
- A Maldanid or Bamboo worm

Opheliidae (Opheliid worm family)
Polyophthalmus pictus (Dujardin, 1839)
- An Opheliid worm

Orbiniidae (Orbiniid worm family)
Scoloplos (Scoloplos) armiger (Müller, 1776)
- An Orbiniid worm

Scalibregmatidae (Maggot worm family)
Scalibregma celticum Mackie, 1991
- A scalibregmatid or Maggot worm

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