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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