MarLIN Gallery

Segmented worms, e.g. ragworms, tubeworms & fanworms (Annelida) gallery

Rock covered entirely with tubes of <i>Sabellaria alveolata</i>. Three <i>Sabella pavonina</i> with tentacles fanned out. Group of individuals on seaweed. Line drawing of <i>Alkmaria romijni</i>.
Line drawing of <i>Armandia cirrhosa</i>. <i>Sabellaria alveolata</i> removed from tubes. <i>Sabellaria spinulosa</i> tubes. Spiral fan worm <i>Bispira volutacornis</i> on rock covered by <i>Dendrodoa grossularia</i>.
<i>Sabellaria alveolata</i> larva about seven and a half weeks old.  Dorsal view. Ventral view of early bottom stage of <i>Sabellaria alveolata</i> Linnaeus.   Age just over seven weeks after fertilization. <i>Sabellaria spinulosa</i> larva about two months old.  Dorsal view. Mucus and first sandy tube of early bottom stage of <i>Sabellaria alveolata</i> Linnaeus (x39).
Early bottom stage of <i>Sabellaria spinulosa</i> Leuckart. Ventral view of <i>Aphrodita aculeata</i>. Individual removed from soft mud. Individuals removed from soft mud.
<i>Lanice conchilega</i> bed. <i>Lanice conchilega</i>, sand mason worm. A colony of <i>Serpula vermicularis</i> forming a small reef, Loch Creran, an SAC on the west coast of Scotland. <i>Sabellaria spinulosa</i> tubes on scallop shell.
<i>Hediste diversicolor</i> on gravel with a 1 penny coin for scale. Specimen of <i>Arenicola marina</i> with proboscis everted. Tubes of <i>Chaetopterus variopedatus</i>. <i>Owenia fusiformis</i>.
<i>Spiophanes bombyx</i>. Specimen of <i>Scoloplos (Scoloplos) armiger</i>. <i>Eulalia viridis</i>. <i>Cirratulus</i> spp.
<i>Megalomma vesiculosum</i>. <i>Salmacina dysteri</i> at Firestone Bay in Plymouth Sound. <i>Polydora ciliata</i> with <i>Hymeniacidon perleve</i> <i>Myxicola infundibulum.</i>
<i>Notomastus latericeus</i>. Small colony of the filigree worm. Carpets of <i>Polydora ciliata</i> boring in limestone rock. Fanworm in coarse sand
<i>Myxicola</i> spp. <i>Polydora ciliata</i>. <i>Tubifex tubifex</i>. The worm <i>Lagis koreni</i> in sediment.
A paddle worm <i>Phyllodocidae indet</i>. A tube worm <i>Serpula vermicularis</i>. Sublittoral <i>Sabellaria alveolata</i> at Nash Point Calcareous tubes of keel worms (<i>Pomatoceros</i> species).
<i>Eulalia viridis</i> with spirorbid worms in background. <i>Aphrodita aculeata</i>. <i>Aphrodita aculeata</i> on seabed. <i>Janua pagenstecheri</i>.
<i>Janua pagenstecheri</i> frontal view of feeding tentacles and operculum. Close up of tentacles. <i>Chaetozone setosa</i>. <i>Sabellaria alveolata</i> reef at Dunraven, Southerndown, south Wales.
Close up of tube porches. Small hummock of <i>Sabellaria alveolata</i> at Dunraven, Southerndown, south Wales. Close-up of<i> Ficopomatus enigmaticus</i> encrusting a marina buoy. <i>Ficopomatus enigmaticus</i> growing on a buoy in a marina.
<i>Sabellaria alveolata</i> hummocks overlaid with dulse at Sandymouth Bay, north Cornwall. <i>Ophelia borealis</i> highlighting cone-shaped prostomium. Close up of <i>Ophelia limacina</i>. Close up of <i>Aphrodita aculeata</i> head.
Close up of head of <i>Sabellaria spinulosa</i>. Electron micrograph of the head of <i>Tubifex tubifex</i>. Group of <i>Tubifex tubifex</i> worms. <i>Magelona filiformis</i> highlighting transparent body wall and pale pink gut.
Sand mason tubes (<i>Lanice conchilega</i>). Group of dead <i>Aphrodita aculeata</i> washed up on beach, Dungeness. <i>Spirorbis (Spirorbis) spirorbis</i> on algae. <i>Eulalia viridis</i> crawling across a <i>Sabellaria alveolata</i> reef.
A sand mason worm tube. <i>Arenicola marina</i> burrow entrance. <i>Arenicola marina</i> casts. <i>Arenicola marina</i> casts and burrow entrance.
<i>Aphrodita aculeata</i> on seabed at Firestone bay, Plymouth Sound. The polychaete <i>Ophiodromus flexuosus</i>. Spiral fan worm <i>Bispira volutacornis</i> at Firestone Bay in Plymouth Sound. <i>Bispira volutacornis</i> at Firstone Bay in Plymouth Sound.
<i>Bispira volutacornis</i> at Firestone Bay, Plymouth Sound. <i>Arenicola marina</i> casts at Mount Batten in Plymouth Sound. <i>Megolomma vesiculosum</i> on coarse sandy bottom at Carricknath Point on the southwest coast of Cornwall. A cluster of <i>Myxicola aesthetica</i> withdrawn into they're tubes at Firestone Bay in Plymouth Sound.
<i>Myxicola infundibulum</i> in coarse substrata at Firestone Bay in the Plymouth Sound. Eggs of <i>Phyllodoce</i> spp. on <i>Chondrus crispus</i> at Bovisand in the Plymouth Sound. <i>Protula tubularia</i> on the wreck of the Rosehill in Whitsand Bay, Cornwall. <i>Sabellaria spinulosa</i> tubes on <i>Pecten maximus</i> on the east cooast of Lundy.
<i>Sabella pavonina</i> at Strome Narrows, Lochcarrin in Scotland. <i>Sabella pavonina</i> at Strome Narrows, Lochcarrin in Scotland. <i>Sabella pavonina</i> at Strome Narrows, Lochcarrin in Scotland. <i>Sabella pavonina</i> at Strome Narrows, Lochcarrin in Scotland.
<i>Salmacina dysteri</i> at Firestone Bay in Plymouth Sound. <i>Salmacina dysteri</i> at Firestone Bay in Plymouth Sound. <i>Serpula vermicularis</i> colony at Loch Creran, an SAC on the west coast of Scotland. <i>Serpula vermicularis</i> colony at Loch Creran, an SAC on the west coast of Scotland.
<i>Bispira volutacornis</i> in Lyme Bay, Devon. <i>Branchiomma bombyx</i> removed from its tube. <i>Hediste diversicolor</i> at Wembury Point, Devon. A terebellid polychaete <i>Ampharete grubei</i> showing retractable tentacles.
<i>Lagis koreni</i> highlighting pink iridescence and golden anterior chaetae. <i>Sabellaria alveolata</i> openings. A <i>Sabellaria alveolata</i> mound. <i>Filograna implexa</i> clump.
<i>Filograna implexa</i> individuals. Close up of <i>Filograna implexa</i> individual. Close up of <i>Ophelina acuminata</i> in a laboratory. Close up of <i>Owenia fusiformis</i>.
<i>Phyllodoce groenlandica</i> in a laboratory. Close up view of <i>Phyllodoce groenlandica</i>. <i>Pholoe balthica</i> in a laboratory. <i>Scalibregma inflatum</i> in a laboratory.
<i>Protula tubularia</i> in the Scilly Isles. Small clump of <i>Filograna implexa</i>. Egg of <i>Arenicola marina</i> on a sandy seabed. <i>Eulalia viridis</i> eggs.
<i>Sabella pavonina</i> at a few metres depth. <i>Eulalia viridis</i> on a rocky shore. <i>Sabellaria alveolata</i> surround a coastal defence bollard. <i>Hediste diversicolor</i> on the shore with green seaweed - view 1.
<i>Hediste diversicolor</i> on the shore with green seaweed - view 2. <i>Pectinaria belgica</i> tube on the shore. Radiating tentacles of <i>Lanice conchilega</i>. White tentacles of <i>Lanice conchilega</i>.
Ejected material from <i>Lanice conchilega</i>. <i>Protula tubularia</i> off Mewstone, Plymouth. 28 m depth. <i>Pectinaria auricoma</i> tube on a blue background. Broken <i>Pectinaria auricoma</i> tube on a blue background.
Green egg sac of <i>Phyllodoce spp</i> at low tide. Green egg sac of <i>Phyllodoce spp</i> underwater. Intact conical sediment tube of <i>Lagis koreni</i>. Anterior end of <i>Lagis koreni</i>, contained within sediment tube.
<i>Lagis koreni</i> removed from sediment tube. <i>Malmgreniella lunulata</i> found intertidally under a stone on a beach. Aggregation of <i>Arenicola marina</i> casts at 5m depth. Calcareous tubes of two keel worms among several barnacles.
Calcareous tubes of keel worm found near low water mark. Calcareous tubes of keel worm found near low water mark. Parchment worm removed from its tube, showing three distinct body regions. Parchment worm removed from its tube, showing ventral surfaces of body.
Parchment worm removed from its tube, showing ventral surfaces of body. Spiral fan worm <i>Bispira volutacornis</i> A section of <i>Sabellaria alveolata</i> reef. <i>Pomatoceros triqueter</i> tubes encrusting a rock and bryozoan.
<i>Pomatoceros triqueter</i> tubes encrusting a rock A number of <i>Bispira volutacornis</i> worms feeding. A lug worm out of the sediment. A stranded sea mouse <i>Aphrodita aculeata</i>.
A stranded sea mouse <i>Aphrodita aculeata</i>. <i>Lanice conchilega</i> on St Martins beach. <i>Eupolymnia nebulosa</i> <i>Bispira volutacornis</i>
<i>Bispira volutacornis</i> <i>Salmacina dysteri</i> <i>Lanice conchilega</i> <i>Pomatoceros triqueter</i>
<i>Myxicola infundibulum</i> <i>Harmothoe extenuata</i> <i>Myxicola infundibulum</i> <i>Sabella pavonica</i>
<i>Spirorbis spirorbis</i> tubes on algae <i>Myrianida pinnigera</i> next to plumose anemone