Collected by shoveling substrate from Sheep Pen into a screen box and sifting through. The specimen photographed and sampled could not be identified because it was only a partial glycera since part of it was chopped off during shoveling.
from benthic grab
About 1" long.
Approximately 12 specimens collected. See video at https://flic.kr/p/xHQhba which shows characteristic spiral swimming motion that distinguishes these worms from clam worms (Nereids).
Found in small holes in sand on shore. Small red worms.
Found in small holes in the sand.
Several specimens collected. See video of specimens in bucket with Nereis virens. Note difference in swimming techniques with Glycera using a corkscrew motion and Nereis using a lateral wave motion.
The genus Glycera is a group of polychaetes (bristle worms) commonly known as blood worms. They are typically found on the bottom of shallow marine waters, and some species (e.g. the common blood worm, Glycera dibranchiata), are extensively harvested along the Northeastern coast of the United States for use as bait in fishing. Another common species is the tufted gilled bloodworm, G. americana.