3 specimens shown here. Large numbers under rocks along the intertidal zone.
Matches the description by Gibson 2002.
It was under an overturned rock with an ant colony and some wood cockroaches nearby.
About 5 feet up a Fuchsia tree, hiding under some damp papery bark.
Almost certainly Antiponemertes pantini, based on Moore 2001 and Gibson 2002.
At night and low tide on reef flat
Species found on MBL dock during Rapid Assessment Survey of Marine Species at New England Bays and Harbors. See http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/czm/invasives/ras-2013-final.pdf
All species identified by taxonomic experts - see publication.
Foraging above the water line.
Pink with white blotches. About 1" long. Under rock on silt/sand.
This worm was discovered out at Cattle Point during low tide. It was about four inches long and very thin.It was very slimy and in segmented. It looked darker purple/black but the picture flash makes it look more brown then purple.
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...