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Who said that corals are just rocks??? This lively Mussidae colony was captured at night when its polyps —equipped with little stingers called nematocysts— were extended to feed. Photo: David Gruber and Vincent Pieribone.
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.
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]