Worm Identified by Leslie Harris - LA County Natural History Museum

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Posted by Elaine on May 11, 2006 at 11:16:30:

In Reply to: Worm? identification help needed posted by Elaine on May 09, 2006 at 14:13:07:

It is a polychaete worm and it is an "Arctonoe pulchra or perhaps vittata" - "probably pulchra". (She would need to see the worm to be sure). Both of these two possible worms are "common commensals on echinoderms and molluscs like Parastichopus, Diodora aspera, and Megathura crenulata".

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