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    ID Help

    Does anybody have an idea as to what this is?
    Picture taken this weekend on a wreck in Devon.

    Many thanks, Rob.
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    It's a polychaete of some sort.

    Dawn will be along before I can get home to ID books and resident expert...
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    Thanks Mark, that's a good start, I had no luck in trying to identify the critter.
    The shot was taken out of curiosity that it resembled something living, the vis was about 2m. It wasn't until I looked at the picture at home that I saw what was.

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    Where's Dawn when you need her?

    Nevertheless, Mrs MarkP has come to the rescue; it's a syllid polychaete, species Myrianida pinnigera. Characteristic is white body with yellow, orange or red dorsal patches every third or fourth segment.

    Good spot!
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    Thanks that's brilliant, I never thought I would be able to identify the peculiar little critter.
    Just goes to show that even on a dive that had the potential to be a right off can yeild something of interest.
    Thanks again for your help ��

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    Quote Originally Posted by Divemouse View Post
    My favourite worm! I was in Norfolk, shouting at people.
    I don't have a favourite worm; that would be weird.

    I do have a favourite genus of diatom. And desmid. I like being normal.
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