APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

Polychaete worms (Phylum Annelida) - Subclass Errantia (Marine worms images)
Errantia (Subclass)

Amphinomida (Order)

Euphrosinidae (Euphrosinid worm family)

Euphrosine
Euphrosine foliosa Audouin & H Milne Edwards, 1833
- An euphrosinid worm

Eunicida (Order)

Dorvilleidae (Dorvilleid worm family)

Dorvillea
Dorvillea rubrovittata (Grube, 1855) - A dorvilleid worm

Ophryotrocha
Ophryotrocha baccii Parenti, 1961 - A dorvilleid worm
Ophryotrocha puerilis siberti (McIntosh, 1885)
- A dorvilleid worm

Protodorvillea
Protodorvillea kefersteini (McIntosh, 1869)
- A dorvilleid worm

Schistomeringos
Schistomeringos neglecta (Fauvel, 1923)
- A dorvilleid worm

Schistomeringos sp. (26.07.18) - A dorvilleid worm

Eunicidae (Eunicid worm family)

Leodice
Leodice harassii (Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833)
- A eunicid worm (syn. Eunice harassii)

Lysidice
Lysidice ninetta Audouin & Milne-Edwards, 1833
- A eunicid worm

Lysidice unicornis (Grube, 1840) - A eunicid worm

Marphysa
Marphysa sanguinea (Montagu, 1815) - A eunicid worm

Lumbrineridae (Lumbrinerid worm family)

Lumbrineridae family member (19.04.15 Marazion)
- A lumbrinerid worm

Lumbrineridae family member (12.05.15 Newlyn)
- A lumbrinerid worm

Lumbrineridae family member (04.07.17 Newlyn)
- A lumbrinerid worm

Phyllodocida (Order)

Aphroditiformia (Suborder)

Aphroditidae (Aphroditid worm family)

Aphrodita
Aphrodita aculeata Linnaeus, 1758 - A sea mouse

Pholoidae (Pholoids / family of scale worms)

Pholoe
Pholoe inornata Johnston, 1839 - A scale worm

Polynoidae (Polynoids / family of scale worms)

Alentia
Alentia gelatinosa (M. Sars, 1835) - A scale worm

Harmothoe
Harmothoe clavigera M. Sars, 1863 - A scale worm
Harmothoe extenuata (Grube, 1840) - A scale worm
Harmothoe glabra (Malmgren, 1866) - A scale worm
Harmothoe impar (Johnston, 1839) - A scale worm

Lepidonotus
Lepidonotus clava (Montagu, 1808) - A scale worm
Lepidonotus squamatus (Linnaeus, 1758) - A scale worm

Subadyte
Subadyte pellucida (Ehlers, 1864) - A scale worm

Polynoid species to identify, Newlyn Marina. 17.03.15
Polynoid species to identify, Newlyn Marina. 04.05.15 -1
Polynoid species to identify, Newlyn Marina. 04.05.15 -2
Polynoid species to identify, Newlyn Marina. 04.05.15 -3

Sigalionidae (Sigalionids / family of Scale worms)

Sigalion
Sigalion mathildae Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1830
- A sigalionid worm

Sthenelais
Sthenelais boa (Johnston, 1833) - A sigalionid worm

Glyceriformia (Suborder)

Glyceridae (Glycerid worm family)

Glycera
Glycera tridactyla Schmarda, 1861 - A glycerid worm
Glycera species (1) - 07.03.15 - A glycerid worm
Glycera species (2) - 19.03.15 - A glycerid worm
Glycera species (3) - 25.03.15 - A glycerid worm
Glycera species (4) - 04.04.15 - A glycerid worm

Nereidiformia (Suborder)

Chrysopetalidae (Family) > Chrysopetalinae (Subfamily)
(Chrysopetalid worm family)

Paleanotus
Paleanotus chrysolepis Schmarda, 1861
- A chrysopetalid worm

Hesionidae (Hesionid worm family)

Nereimyra
Nereimyra punctata (Müller, 1788) - A hesionid worm

Oxydromus
Oxydromus flexuosus (delle Chiaje, 1827)
- A hesionid worm (syn. Ophiodromus flexuosus)

Psamathe
Psamathe fusca Johnston, 1836 - A hesionid worm

Syllidia
Syllidia armata Quatrefages, 1866 - A hesionid worm

Nereididae (Nereidid or Ragworm family)

Nereididae (Family) > Gymnonereidinae (Subfamily)

Websterinereis
Websterinereis sp. possibly Websterinereis glauca
(Claparède, 1870) - A nereidid worm

Nereididae (Family) > Nereidinae (Subfamily)

Alitta
Alitta virens (M. Sars, 1835) - King ragworm

Eunereis
Eunereis longissima Johnston, 1840 ?
(Port Pendennis Marina, Falmouth, 30.06.15)
- A nereid worm

Hediste
Hediste diversicolor (O.F. Müller, 1776)
- Ragworm or Harbour Ragworm

Micronereis
Micronereis variegata Claparède, 1863
- A nereidid worm

Neanthes
Neanthes fucata (Savigny, 1822) - A nereid worm
Neanthes nubila (Savigny, 1822) syn. Nereis irrorata (Malmgren, 1867) - A nereid worm

Perinereis
Perinereis cultrifera (Grube, 1840) - A ragworm

Platynereis
Platynereis dumerilii (Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1834)
- A nereid worm

Platynereis species ? - A nereidid worm (2) - 23.03.15

Small nereidid worm from marina in Falmouth 07.05.15

Epitoke forms of the family nereididae (species unknown)

Syllidae (Syllid worm family)

Anoplosyllinae (Subfamily)

Syllides
Syllides species (19.04.15 Marazion) - A syllid worm

Autolytinae (Subfamily)

Epigamia
Epigamia alexandri (Malmgren, 1867) - A syllid worm

Myrianida
Myrianida edwarsi (Saint Joseph, 1887) - A syllid worm
Myrianida inermis (Saint Joseph, 1887) - A syllid worm
Myrianida pinnigera (Montagu, 1808) - A syllid worm
Myrianida prolifera (O.F. Müller, 1788) - A syllid worm
Myrianida rubropunctata (Grube, 1860) - A syllid worm
Myrianida sanmartini Dietrich, Hager, Bönsch, Winkelmann, Schmidt & Nygren, 2015 - A syllid worm
Myrianida species ? - from Newlyn Marina 28.05.15
Myrianida species ? - female stolon (saccocirrus)
Myrianida species ? - male sexual stage

Proceraea
Proceraea aurantiaca Claparède, 1868 - A syllid worm
Proceraea cornuta (Agassiz, 1862) - A syllid worm
Proceraea picta Ehlers, 1864 - A syllid worm
Proceraea species 1 (Newlyn Harbour) - A syllid worm

Procerastea
Procerastea halleziana Malaquin, 1893 - A syllid worm

Virchowia
Virchowia clavata Langerhans, 1879 - A Syllid

Eusyllinae (Subfamily)

Amblyosyllis
Amblyosyllis formosa (Claparède, 1863) - A syllid worm
Amblyosyllis spectabilis (Johnston in Baird, 1861)
- A syllid worm (Poole Harbour, Dorset)

Amblyosyllis sp. nova. ? with median stripe (Mylor)
- A syllid worm

Amblyosyllis sp. nova. ? with median stripe (Penzance)
- A syllid worm

Amblyosyllis sp. nova. ? with white median stripe
(St. Austell Bay) - A syllid worm

Amblyosyllis sp. nova. ? with median stripe (Hannafore)
- A syllid worm

Amblyosyllis sp. nova. ? with median stripe (Newlyn)
- A syllid worm

Eusyllis
Eusyllis blomstrandi Malmgren, 1867 (1) - A syllid worm
Eusyllis blomstrandi Malmgren, 1867 (2) - A syllid worm

Odontosyllis
Odontosyllis fulgurans (Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833)?
- A syllid worm

Odontosyllis gibba Claparède, 1863 - A syllid worm
Odontosyllis sp.? - A syllid worm -1
Odontosyllis sp.? - A syllid worm -2
Odontosyllis sp.? - A syllid worm -3
Odontosyllis sp.? - A syllid worm -4

Exogoninae (Subfamily)

Exogone
Exogone naidina Örsted, 1845 - A syllid worm

Salvatoria
Salvatoria clavata (Claparède, 1863) - A syllid worm

Sphaerosyllis
Sphaerosyllis hystrix Claparède, 1863 - A syllid worm

Syllinae (Subfamily)

Eurysyllis
Eurysyllis tuberculata Ehlers, 1864 - A syllid worm

Syllis
Syllis armillaris (O.F. Müller, 1776) - A syllid worm
Syllis krohni Ehlers, 1864 - A syllid worm
Syllis variegata Grube, 1860 - A syllid worm
Syllis sp. ? (Hannafore, Looe, Cornwall, 04.02.22)
- A syllid worm

Trypanosyllis
Trypanosyllis (Trypanosyllis) coeliaca Claparède, 1868
- A syllid worm

Trypanosyllis cf. zebra (Grube, 1860) - A syllid worm
Trypanosyllis species 1 - 20.09.12 - A syllid worm
Typosyllis species 1 - 06.12.14 - A syllid worm

Syllids to identify
Syllidae species (1) - 25.03.15 - A syllid worm
Syllidae species (2) - 17.03.15 - A syllid worm
Syllidae species (5) - 02.04.15 - A syllid worm
Syllidae species (6) - 02.04.15 - A syllid worm
Syllidae species (7) - 02.04.15 - A syllid worm
Syllidae species (8) - 02.04.15 - A syllid worm
Syllidae species (9) - 08.04.15 - A syllid worm
Syllidae species (10) - 08.04.15 - A syllid worm
Syllidae species (11) - 08.04.15 - A syllid worm
Syllidae species (14) - 14.04.15 - A syllid worm
Syllidae species (16) - 12.05.15 - A syllid worm
Syllidae species (18) - 12.05.15 - A syllid worm
Syllidae species (19) - 12.05.15 - A syllid worm
Syllidae species (20) - 12.05.15 - A syllid worm
Syllidae species (21) - 15.05.15 - A syllid worm
Syllidae species (23) - 22.05.15 - A syllid worm
Syllidae species (24) - 01.06.18 - A syllid worm

Phyllodociformia (Suborder)

Phyllodocidae (Phyllodocid or Paddle worm family)

Phyllodocidae (Family) > Eteoninae (Subfamily)

Eteone
Eteone longa (Fabricius, 1780) - A phyllodocid worm

Eulalia
Eulalia aurea Gravier, 1896 - A phyllodocid worm
Eulalia clavigera (Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833)
- Greenleaf worm

Eulalia expusilla Pleijel, 1987 - A phyllodocid worm
Eulalia ornata Saint-Joseph, 1888 - A phyllodocid worm
Eulalia tripunctata McIntosh, 1874 - A phyllodocid worm
Eulalia xanthomucosa Teixeira, Vieira, Fenwick,
Langeneck, Pleijel, Sampieri, Hernández, Ravara, Costa
and Nygren 2022 syn. E. 'Emits Yellow Muscus A'
- Yellow slime paddleworm

Please note, Eulalia viridis is not is not a common intertidal species around the UK, it is a northern species, its limit within UK waters is the southern part of the North Sea. The species seen intertidally in the UK that is commonly known as the 'Green Leaf Worm' is Eulalia clavigera.

Eumida
Eumida ockelmanni Eibye-Jacobsen, 1987
- A phyllodocid worm

Eumida sp. nova. (new3 / G1)
- A cryptic species related to E. ockelmanni

Eumida sp. nova.? (acq. 03012017)
- An undescribed phyllodocid worm

The Eumida sanguinea complex - Please note the examples of the species below were mostly determined by DNA sequencing during a study to determine the number cryptic species found within this complex. Morpological identification is not possible in some instances or locations.
Eumida fenwicki Teixeira, Vieira, Ravara, Costa
and Nygren 2022 sp. nov. - A phyllodocid worm

Eumida mackiei Teixeira, Vieira, Pleijel et al., 2019
- A phyllodocid worm

Eumida maia Nygren & Pleijel, 2010 - A phyllodocid worm
Eumida aff. merope - A phyllodocid worm
Eumida taygete Nygren & Pleijel, 2010
- A phyllodocid worm

Mysta
Mysta picta (Quatrefages, 1866) syn. Eteone picta
- A phyllodocid worm

Mystides
Mystides caeca Langerhans, 1880 - A phyllodocid worm

Pseudomystides
Pseudomystides limbata (Saint-Joseph, 1888)
- A phyllodocid worm

Pterocirrus
Pterocirrus macroceros (Grube, 1860)
- A phyllodocid worm

Phyllodocidae (Family) > Notophyllinae (Subfamily)

Nereiphylla
Nereiphylla rubiginosa (Saint-Joseph, 1888)
- A phyllodocid worm

Nereiphylla sp. ? close to or N. rubiginosa
(St. Austell Bay) - A phyllodocid worm

Notophyllum
Notophyllum foliosum (Sars, 1835) - A phyllodocid worm

Phyllodocidae (Family) > Phyllodocinae (Subfamily)

Phyllodoce
Phyllodoce lamelligera (Gmelin in Linnaeus, 1788)
- A phyllodocid worm

Phyllodoce laminosa Savigny in Lamarck, 1818
- A phyllodocid worm

Phyllodoce lineata (Claparède, 1870)
- A phyllodocid worm

Phyllodoce cf. longipes Kinberg, 1866
- A phyllodocid worm

Phyllodoce mucosa Örsted, 1843 - A phyllodocid worm
Phyllodoce mucosa or P. maculata egg cases
Phyllodoce rosea (McIntosh, 1877) - A phyllodocid worm

Phyllodocida incertae sedis (Suborder)

Nephtyidae (Nephtyid or Catworm family)

Nephtys
Nephtys caeca (Fabricius, 1780) ?
- A nephtyid worm or Catworm

Nephtys hombergii Savigny in Lamarck, 1818
- A nephtyid worm or Catworm

Nephtys species - A nephtyid worm or Catworm

Sphaerodoridae (Sphaerodorid worm family)

Geminofilum
Geminofilum sp. - A sphaerodorid worm

Sphaerodorum
Sphaerodorum sp. - A sphaerodorid worm
Both of the sphaerodorid species above are cryptic species from within a species complex, they have yet to be determined through sequencing and further study.

Tomopteridae (Tomopterid worm family)

Tomopteris
Tomopteris (Johnstonella) helgolandica (Greeff, 1879)
- A tomopterid worm

Phylum Annelida Subclass Errantia Segmented Polychaete Worm Images UK