about 18 inches long
Worm seen submerged in a small tide pool on a rock in the intertidal. The worm was not moving. Looked similar to an earth worm due to its clitelum.
Debajo de una roca, en el intermareal.
3 individuals (pictured) - longer ones were about 3" to 4" long & shorter one was about 2" long. Observed during -.78 low tide.
found by someone in the Redwood Tours group
Nemertea is a phylum of invertebrate animals also known as "ribbon worms" or "proboscis worms". Alternative names for the phylum have included Nemertini, Nemertinea and Rhynchocoela. Although most are less than 20 centimetres (7.9 in) long, one specimen has been estimated at 54 metres (177 ft), which would make it the longest animal ever found. Most are very slim, usually only a few millimeters wide, although a few have relatively short but wide bodies. Many have patterns of...