Errant polychaete from a Pacific coast kelp holdfast; filmed during an Invertebrate Zoology lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
4 comments to TGIF: Polychaete
I love it when you can see the pharynx inside! Cool find!
Pharynx and proventricle, very nice! It’s family Syllidae, subfamily Eusyllinae, genus Eusyllis, and if there had been just a little tighter focus on the setae we would have had species.
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