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Not sure what kind. About 5 cm long in the recoiled state shown here. Never really got it to relax and extend itself.

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Peanut Worms - Photo (c) Ria Tan, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
kueda's ID: Peanut Worms (Phylum Sipuncula)
Posted by kueda over 6 years ago (Flag)
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It might be a echiuran?

Posted by rcollin about 3 years ago (Flag)
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It's possible, but this was a pretty rocky area and I'm not sure we have any local rock-dwelling echiurans.

Posted by kueda about 3 years ago (Flag)
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Hmm. well I was sitting here with Mary Rice trying to sell her on iNaturalist and that was the only sipunc in here. And the first thing she said was it looked to her like an echiuran but you really can't tell for sure from a photo. It has that sort of crease at the "neck", which she thought was suspicious.

Posted by rcollin about 3 years ago (Flag)
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You couldn't get it to stick its nose out more?

Posted by rcollin about 3 years ago (Flag)
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Sadly no. When these guys get antisocial they stay that way.

Posted by kueda about 3 years ago (Flag)
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Peanut Worms - Photo (c) Ria Tan, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
kueda's ID: Peanut Worms (Phylum Sipuncula)
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