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Worm ID help please! SOLVED: Dorvilleidae

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Found this worm under a flat rock tonight on the sand. No tube, was just laying on side of rock when I picked it up.

 

It moved very eel like and much different from what I'm used to with bristleworms.

Hard to see in the pictures but it had large protrusions/antennae coming out of it's head.  

 

 

worm1.thumb.jpg.afdb86b651207cd3e84b778616376741.jpg

 

For scale:

 wormscale.thumb.jpg.ce583825fe55ffbe553fa29a7dc8c94e.jpg

 

On blue lid for the rest of the pictures:

 

Crawling up side of lid-

worm2.jpg.090ef7d5b9485d4daf92fb89a1630e79.jpg

 

Belly up-

worm3.jpg.55da0d9154308c819bbfc6761c56a2a8.jpg

 

Top body area-

worm4.jpg.4cd94813d8b7f58405f63f1f7cf014ad.jpg

 

Tail - 

worm5.jpg.d4c4609edd4720fe894f0bb9ab8f10ef.jpg

 

Close up of head-

wormface.jpg.ed13dbe240713b43c8206036c1837359.jpg

 

Any idea what it is? 

 

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23 minutes ago, Xanthine said:

Found this worm under a flat rock tonight on the sand. No tube, was just laying on side of rock when I picked it up.

 

It moved very eel like and much different from what I'm used to with bristleworms.

Hard to see in the pictures but it had large protrusions/antennae coming out of it's head.  

 

 

worm1.thumb.jpg.afdb86b651207cd3e84b778616376741.jpg

 

For scale:

 wormscale.thumb.jpg.ce583825fe55ffbe553fa29a7dc8c94e.jpg

 

On blue lid for the rest of the pictures:

 

Crawling up side of lid-

worm2.jpg.090ef7d5b9485d4daf92fb89a1630e79.jpg

 

Belly up-

worm3.jpg.55da0d9154308c819bbfc6761c56a2a8.jpg

 

Top body area-

worm4.jpg.4cd94813d8b7f58405f63f1f7cf014ad.jpg

 

Tail - 

worm5.jpg.d4c4609edd4720fe894f0bb9ab8f10ef.jpg

 

Close up of head-

wormface.jpg.ed13dbe240713b43c8206036c1837359.jpg

 

Any idea what it is? 

 

Have you checked out pics of dorvilleidae ?

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