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Fireworm

Eurythoe complanata

Description:

a red worm with black parts poison!

Habitat:

Mediterranean sea

Notes:

Found between a dive in dephts of 10 meters

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20 Comments

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated Palaimon!

Palaimon
Palaimon 9 years ago

Thanks oxyjack!

oxyjack
oxyjack 9 years ago

Beautiful... I LOVE polychaetes!

Palaimon
Palaimon 9 years ago

Thanks for your comment MaryEvans2!!!

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 9 years ago

Stunning photos and what an awesome spotting.

Palaimon
Palaimon 9 years ago

Thanks for the mission HUNTER!!!

Thanks for you comment Lily

Lily Barth
Lily Barth 9 years ago

Love the colors!

Arun
Arun 9 years ago

Thanks a lot and Welcome to HUNTER Mission ..

Palaimon
Palaimon 9 years ago

Add to a new mission

Palaimon
Palaimon 9 years ago

i upload some more pictures!

Palaimon
Palaimon 9 years ago

@ July, i think this is the most colorful animal in the meditereanian sea ;-)

July Llanes
July Llanes 9 years ago

love the colors!

Pulkit.Singal
Pulkit.Singal 9 years ago

beautiful spotting

moralcoral
moralcoral 9 years ago

these will give you a nasty sting though be carefull, they are a problem in aquariums stowing away in live rock and devestating the tank, killing fish and all sorts!!

Palaimon
Palaimon 9 years ago

its so fantastic what you can find under water!

Darwin26
Darwin26 9 years ago

Beautiful!
i can't believe i just said that about a really really old Worm.

thank you,

Palaimon
Palaimon 9 years ago

Thanks Noe and Pili and thanks as well to ZachMeier for the informations!

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 9 years ago

Good shot, very neat!

ZachMeier
ZachMeier 9 years ago

It's what's known as a polychaete, a type of annelid worm. Another example of an annelid would be an earth worm or leech. Polychaete's date back to the Cambrian explosion making them some of the oldest extant multi-cellular organisms on the planet and one of the most diverse and abundant class of organisms in the ocean.

Palaimon
Palaimon 9 years ago

what kind og organism is this? Its not a fish

Palaimon
Spotted by
Palaimon

Għawdex, Malta

Spotted on Oct 15, 2011
Submitted on Oct 15, 2011

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