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Megalomma splendida  (Polychaete Worm)

Photo of Megalomma splendida by <a href="http://www.seastarsofthepacificnorthwest.info/">Neil McDaniel</a>
© Neil McDaniel (Photo ID #58551)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Sechelt Inlet, BC Photographer Neil McDaniel
Habitat marine, subtidal
Photo Date May 10, 2013 Upload Date December 31, 2013
Elevation (m)
UTM Zone # Latitude 49.605
UTM Easting Longitude -123.787777777778
UTM Northing Photo ID # 58551
Notes Splendid tubeworm. This sabellid polychaete has a whorl of radioles held fairly stiffly and symmetrically. The leathery tube is often attached to sunken debris. Distinctive sub-distal eyespots are found on some of the radioles. Identification confirmed by Leslie Harris (Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County) from collected specimens.

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