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erickaye

The Thing - Dominica

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Here's a couple of Eunice worms from Dominica. Although Humann and Deloach call it Eunice Roussaei, it might be more properly named Eunice Aphroditois. The one of the body was found during the day. The head shot was from a night dive. These are two different worms, from two different sites, a few miles apart. Oh yeah, they were each about 2 meters long and maybe 8-10cm wide.

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So much prettier than any old shark! :lol:

 

I would just call it Eunice sp for now. Hopefully someone will work up these giant eunicids someday. E. roussaei has been restricted to the Mediterranean & Adriatic Seas & I think aphroditois will end up being restricted to the Indian Ocean or even completely obliterated if type material can't be found.

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Here's something I have on the Caribbean species.

The_Thing.pdf

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