Bearded Fire Worm - Hermodice carunculata - Image

Bearded Fire Worm - Hermodice carunculata - Hanging on to squid eggs

Polychaete worm with a long cylindrical body divided into numerous segments (over a 100). The branchia and bristles are distributed evenly along the sides of the body. If touched it erects slim white bristles which have a powerful sting. Greenish in color with red and white tones. Found on rocky and detritus bottoms at depths of 1 – 2 meters to over 20. Maximum size 35 centimeters.



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Bearded Fire Worm - Hermodice carunculata - Hanging on to squid eggs

by Dieter


Uploaded on October 1, 2022


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  • Camera: Canon
  • Creation Date: 2011:05:14 08:35:44
  • Image width: 4000
  • Aperature: f/2.8
  • ISO - speed: 100
  • Model: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 120 IS
  • Image size: 1739546
  • Image height: 3000
  • Exposure: 1/60

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