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Bearded fireworm

Hermodice carunculata

Description:

Photo take a t -90 ft in a Caribbean reef. They are endowed with a group of poisonous white bristles on each side, which are flared out when the worm is disturbed.

Habitat:

The bearded fireworm is usually found on reefs, under stones in rocky areas of the sea, and on some mud bottoms. It is encountered throughout the tropical western Atlantic and at Ascension Island in mid-Atlantic. Wikipedia.

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24 Comments

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Thanks Noel and Lori :)

lori.tas
lori.tas 8 years ago

Wow.

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 8 years ago

Amazing creature!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Thanks Oneng :)

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 8 years ago

Wouw..an amazing species.This is a frist time I saw it.
Great picture Gerardo,..

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Thanks Carol and ceherzog :)

ceherzog
ceherzog 8 years ago

I've gotta get under water...incredible!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 8 years ago

Spot of the day! Way to go!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 8 years ago

I guessed it was yours. HA! Great one!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Thanks to all
Thanks to Project Noah
Gracais a todos

Nicholas4
Nicholas4 9 years ago

a beauty!

Palaimon
Palaimon 9 years ago

congratulation!!!

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 9 years ago

WOW beautiful!

AliceGreenup
AliceGreenup 9 years ago

Beautiful!

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Lovely spotting. Congratulations!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Thanks Nopayahnah

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Thanks Peter

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Wow this is the best welcome back
Thanks to all

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Felicitaciones!

peter
peter 9 years ago

Way to go Gerardo! Congrats on Spotting of the Day!

"Found in the Caribbean reef is the striking and colorful Bearded Fireworm. It's a voracious predator with poisonous white bristles that produce an intense burning if touched."

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Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Thanks Alice and Carolina.
Thanks Palaimon yes i think is the same spices your Photos
Grate collection.

Palaimon
Palaimon 9 years ago

Nice picture!
I think i have the same one :-)
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/753...

Carolina
Carolina 9 years ago

wow awesome, Gerardo!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Remarkable!

Gerardo Aizpuru
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Gerardo Aizpuru

Pinar del Río, Cuba

Spotted on Jan 9, 2012
Submitted on Jan 9, 2012

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