worm, about 5 cm long, in wooded area, preserved in propylene glycol
Targeted for collection
Collected at Quincy mud flats while searching for Cerebratulus. Distinguished from M. affinis by descriptions that put M. affinis only in waters deeper than 10m and leidyi found on mud-flats where these were collected.
milky ribbon worm? tapeworm? in mud flats horseshoe cove.
About 1" long, orange on top and cream below. Interesting white markings on its head with diamond-shaped orange center; no white on body. It was found on the same fouled rope as the Tubulanus sexlineatus (several), Dorvillea moniloceras, and the polychaetes - quite a worm party zone.
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...