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Wondered what the red tendrils are in front of the gobies.

Aughrus pier, Connemara - 5-6m depth. Sandy bottom.

Thanks again

Mark

 

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No idea on the tendrils, but I really like this shot.

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Look likely to be feeding tentacles of a Polychaete under the substrate. Leslie will know!

 

Cheers,

Jim.

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Searching "spaghetti worm red tentacles" might start you in the right direction. There is a very similar animal in the first photo here.

Edited by Nick Hope

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I see lots of these on my photos from Scotland when in sandy areas. I never knew what sort of worm they were so have made enquiries as a result of your question. They are Cirratulus cirratus - here is a useful link - http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesfullreview.php?speciesID=2996

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Thanks for the ID Jim.

Had a look round the Marlin site but missed it.

Cheers

Mark

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They might belong to another type of cirratulid polychaete.

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