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
Boccardia proboscidea Hartman, 1940 - A spionid worm - non-native species (Marine worm images)
Spionid worm
Boccardia proboscidea
- lateral view anterior / head 1

Spionid worm
Boccardia proboscidea
- lateral view anterior / head 2

Spionid worm
Boccardia proboscidea
- ventral view anterior / head 1

Spionid worm
Boccardia proboscidea
- ventral view mid-section 1

Spionid worm
Boccardia proboscidea
- ventral view posterior 1

Spionid worm
Boccardia proboscidea
- lateral view worm 1

Spionid worm
Boccardia proboscidea
- lateral view worm 2

Specimen above was found under a rock on the lowershore in front of Newlyn Green, Newlyn, Cornwall, 12.11.18.

Spionid worm
Boccardia proboscidea
- worm 1

Spionid worm
Boccardia proboscidea
- worm 2

Spionid worm
Boccardia proboscidea
- lateral view anterior 1

Spionid worm
Boccardia proboscidea
- dorsal view anterior 1

Spionid worm
Boccardia proboscidea
- posterior / tail 1

Species found under invasive non-native oysters between barnacles at Chyandour Rocks, Penzance, Cornwall. 21.06.16.

Spionid worm
Boccardia proboscidea
- dorsal view head 1

Spionid worm
Boccardia proboscidea
- dorsal view anterior 2

Spionid worm
Boccardia proboscidea
- dorsal view worm 1

Spionid worm
Boccardia proboscidea
- spines 1

Spionid worm
Boccardia proboscidea
- hooded hooks 1

Spionid worm
Boccardia proboscidea
- dorsal view head 2

Spionid worm
Boccardia proboscidea
- habitat 1

Species found in short cropped Corallina officinalis, Coral weed, turf containing shell sand, on an exposed wave cut platform on the middleshore at Constantine Bay, near Padstow, Cornwall. 16.09.15.

Spionid worm
Boccardia proboscidea
- worm 3

Spionid worm
Boccardia proboscidea
- lateral view anterior 2

Spionid worm
Boccardia proboscidea
- worm with eggs 1

Spionid worm
Boccardia proboscidea
- worm with eggs 2

Spionid worm
Boccardia proboscidea
- exit hole in Lithophyllum 1

Species found in burrows under Lithophyllum incrustans, on rocks and on bedrock of a small middleshore pools at Chimney Rocks, Penzance, Cornwall, 17.04.15.

Spionid worm
Boccardia proboscidea
- larvae 1

Spionid worm
Boccardia proboscidea
- larvae with 0.1mm scale 1

Spionid worm
Boccardia proboscidea
- larva under microscope 1

Spionid worm
Boccardia proboscidea
- larva under microscope 2

Spionid worm
Boccardia proboscidea
- larva under microscope 3

Spionid worm
Boccardia proboscidea
- larva under microscope 4

Numerous adult specimens of Boccardia proboscidea were collected in a sample taken from from a crevice on the lowershore at Lariggan Rocks, Penzance, Cornwall, 03.04.18 and 01.05.18. On getting home and checking the container numerous larvae were seen on the surface in a corner of the container. These were photographed using a camera and microscope and images sent to Dr. Andrew Mackie for confirmation as Boccardia proboscidea. There was a need to confirm as spionid larvae are regularly found in plankton samples and it could have been that other spionid larvae were imported in the seawater used to fill the container.

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.

boccardia proboscidea non native species alien nns species larvae and adult Spionid Bristleworm 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.