Arctonoe pulchra : The red commensal scale worm–The Race Rocks Taxonomy

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Arctonoe pulchra Photo by Ryan Murphy

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Scaleworm in the arms of a sea star

We frequently see the red commensal Scale worms on the ventral surface of sea cucumbers, and sea stars.

Kingdom Animalia (animals)
Eumetazoa (metazoans)
Protostomia protostomes
Annelida (segmented worms)
Class Polychaeta
Family Polynoidae
Genus Arctonoe
Species Arctonoe pulchra

Common name: Red commensal Scale worm
Classification from: Animal Diversity Web


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 2006: Garry Fletcher