a bristleworm from the family of the Syllidae

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Franz Neidl
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a bristleworm from the family of the Syllidae

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The polychaeta is from the family of the Syllidae. You see here the proventricle (a barrel-shaped structure made of rings of muscle cells) and the proboscis of the anterior digestive tract. More interesting information about this organs: http://www.seaslugforum.net/message/17308 .
two pictures

Franz


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Post by Cactusdave »

Lovely images. With those muscles I bet this would look spectacular under polarised light with a variable compensator.
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Post by RogelioMoreno »

Very nice, the first one is amazing!

Rogelio

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Beautiful pictures as usual, where you take all of these specimens?

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Interesting animal,
and I like your DIC

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Post by Franz Neidl »

Jacek wrote:
where you take all of these specimens?
In this case I took some Mytilus edulis mussels from the harbour. The Polychaeta very often are hiding between them.

Franz

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Post by pwnell »

Beautiful photo. What is your setup? I might have missed it if you posted on it in an earlier thread.

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Post by Wim van Egmond »

Very spectacular images. I have photographed this worm several times but never found out what it was! Thank you for posting this.

Wim

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Post by Mitch640 »

Finding worms in a sample is like finding gold. I have found quite a few, but only once have I found a duplicate, [one of the little ones with red spots] There must be hundreds of different kinds.

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