Please ID this "Worm"

Discussion in 'ID Needed' started by lIghty, 4 Oct 2008.

  1. lIghty

    lIghty

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    Hi Chaps

    Can you ID this Worm, and if its reef save? looks just like a caterpillar.

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  3. Matt

    Matt MASA Contributor

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    Some type of nudibranch
     
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    thats what I though, but it seems way to "fluffy"
     
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    Mike Retired Moderator

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    Could be a type of bristleworm, i saw some very fluffy looking ones when i was scuba diving in the Med.
     
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    I've seen nudi's with all sorts of projections
     
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    Could be a type of fireworm, although I can't say I ever recall seeing one with yellow hairs, mostly orangy/red.
     
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    Agree with Viper, that is a fireworm.

    Not reef safe, can grow to 300mm long, eats corlas, bivalves and sometimes fish.
     
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