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The Polydiversity of Polychaete Worms

Alexander Semenov, well known underwater photographer from the Russian Federation, has posted a set of stunningly gorgeous worm photos on Bēhance.

Creatures from dreams and nightmares are here. They are real and they are unbelievably beautiful.

From the depths of the cold White Sea to the coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Some of them were collected recently and they are still undescribed! They’re only a drop in the whole diversity of polychaetes.

SOURCE: Worms Renaissance, 7 March 2014

The word ‘polychaete’

Each body segment of a polychaete worm has a pair of fleshy protrusions called parapodia that bear many bristles, called chaetae, which are made of chitin. Polychaetes are sometimes referred to as bristle worms. [WP]