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sasquatch

Member Since 15 Aug 2011
Offline Last Active Sep 09 2011 08:47 PM
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In Topic: Rockfish parasites

31 August 2011 - 07:42 AM

The wormy things are leeches, many of which have pseudo-annulations so they can look like polychaetes. That inch-worm posture is very characteristic. The other thing is a juvenile stage of a gnathid isopod. The head is down below on the left & the siphon-looking structure is the tail. They're blood suckers like leeches. More info on them here http://dailyparasite...rimaculata.html



Thanks for the id! I assume the leeches are opportunistic and taking advantage of physical trauma caused by a larger organism and are not entirely responsible for the mess going on up there, is that reasonable? Otherwise... I may stop diving :B): .

In Topic: Canvas Prints

15 August 2011 - 08:40 PM

#1 or #6