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.

Polychaete worms (Phylum Annelida) - Subclass Sedentaria (Marine worms images)
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

Sabellaria spinulosa Leuckart, 1849 - Ross worm

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

Oweniidae (Oweniid worm family)
Owenia fusiformis Delle Chiaje, 1844 - An oweniid worm

Sabellidae (Fanworms / Sabellid worm family)
Acromegalomma vesiculosum (Montagu, 1813)
syn. Megalomma vesiculosum - A Fanworm

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

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

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

Sabella pavonina Savigny, 1822 - Peacock worm

Un-identified species of sabellid worm
- Sennen Cove, Cornwall, 18.01.18

Small sabellid worm from marina in Falmouth 07.05.15

Serpulidae (Serpulid worm family)
Apomatus species either A. globifer or A. similis
- A tube worm

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

Pseudovermilia fuscostriata ten Hove, 1975
- A serpulid worm (non-native species)

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 (non-native species)

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

Poecilochaetus sp. (Newlyn 10.05.18.)
- 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 vulgaris (Johnston, 1827) - A spionid worm
Malacoceros sp. probably M. vulgaris - A spionid worm
Polydora ciliata (Johnston, 1838) - A spionid worm
Polydora sp. in plankton sample (Newlyn 12.05.18)
- 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 - A cirratulid worm 1 - 18.11.14
Cirratulus species - A cirratulid worm 2 - 21.06.16
Cirratulus species - A cirratulid worm 3 - 04.02.17
Cirratulus species - A cirratulid worm 4 - 01.05.18
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 flabelligerid 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)
Amphitritides gracilis (Grube, 1860)
syn. Amphitrite gracilis - 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
Pista maculata (Dalyell, 1853) syn. Axionice maculata
- A terebellid worm

Polycirrus caliendrum Claparède, 1869?
- A terebellid worm

Polycirrus species? (Saltash 04.03.18)
Polycirrus species? (Newlyn 25.07.15)
Polycirrus species? (Newlyn 20.06.16)
Polycirrus species? (Gillian Harbour 10.03.15)
Terebella lapidaria Linnaeus, 1767 - A terebellid worm
Thelepus cincinnatus (Fabricius, 1780)
- 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 oerstedii (Claparède, 1863)
- 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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