Family Eunicidae: unidentified– The Race Rocks Taxonomy

We are currently trying to identify this polychaete worm. The image was taken underwater at Race Rocks by Ryan Murphy, 2010.


unidentified annellid Photo by Ryan Murphy

In a comment from Sheila Byers “I like the suggestion of a long, thin Oenonid or Lumbrinerid but I think I am seeing some gill structures over the dorsum of the anterior even though I am not seeing pronounced antennae or palps on the head – possibly an Eunicidae?”

Classification by Animal Diversity Web
View our other examples of Annelids at  Race Rocks
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The Taxonomy files are the result of collaboration between students, faculty, staff and Volunteers of Lester Pearson College— Garry Fletcher