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#1 Pfuller

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 04:57 AM

Is anyone able to tell me what species this is? Leslie? Are you there? :)


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#2 Leslie

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 06:39 AM

Family Syllidae, subfamily Autolytinae. I'll check my references when I get to work to see if I can find a matching species. It's a female up in the water column to release her eggs.

#3 Pfuller

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 01:29 PM

It's a female up in the water column to release her eggs.



Thank Leslie! Is this signified by the curled tail? I did notice that it wasn't uncurling its tail when it swum.

For the record, this shot was taken at Point Lonsdale, Victoria, Australia.

#4 dabbler

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 06:03 PM

Hi Pfuller,

I was about to ask a similar species :)
Thanks