Annelids and other Worms of Orange County, California

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Yellow background, introduced species

Compiled by Peter J. Bryant (pjbryant@uci.edu
Department of Developmental and Cell Biology, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697

Polychaetes
Chaetopterida   Cirratulidae  

Parchment Worm,
Chaetopterus sp. (larva)
 
Colonial Tubeworm,
Dodecaceria fewkesi

Medusa worm
 
Eunicidae   Glyceridae    

Eunice sp.

Rockworm, Marphysa sanguinea

Blood worm
   
Nereidae Lumbrineridae  

Nereis latescens

Nereid Worm

Nereid Worm

Lumbrinerid Worm

Unidentified polychaete
Oweniidae Phyllodocidae Polynoidae (Scale Worms)

Owenia sp. (larva)


Eulalia gracilior

Eighteen-scaled Worm,
Halosydna brevisetosa

Fifteen-scaled Worm,
Harmothoe imbricata

Unidentified larva
Sabellidae  

Giant Feather Duster Worm, Eudistylia polymorpha

Feather Duster Worm,
Megalomma sp.

Feather Duster Worm,
Megalomma sp.

Feather Duster Worm
(unidentified)
 
Sabellaridae   Serpulidae

Sandcastle Worm
 
Calcareous Tube Worm,
Hydroides sp.

Christmas Tree Worm, Spirobranchius sp.

Christmas Tree Worm
Spionidae Spirorbidae Sternaspidae    

In shell of speckled turban snail

Spirorbis sp.

Sternaspis sp.
   
Syllidae Terebellidae

Exogone sp.

Fireworm,
Odontosyllis phosphorea

Salvatoria californiensis

Typosyllis nipponica

Spaghetti Worm
Unidentified Polychaete Larvae

Unidentified polychaete larva #1

Unidentified polychaete larva #2

Unidentified polychaete larva #3

Unidentified polychaete larva A3

Unidentified polychaete larva A4