Asterophilia carlae

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Asterophilia carlae from Lembeh, Indonesia
Identification verified by Leslie Harris
 

Identification is verified by Leslie Harris, Nudi Pixel expert

Comment from Leslie Harris: The worm is probably Asterophilia carlae. Asterophilia culcitae has recently been described from Vietnam. It also lives on Culcita, Luidia, & other asteroids so it could have the same geographic distribution as Asterophilia carlae. Unfortunately the characters which separate the 2 species can't be seen without a microscope.
 

Comment from the photographer: Asterophilia carlae, a polynoid
 

Location:Lembeh, Indonesia
Photographer:Ken Tucker
Camera:Nikon D2xView EXIF properties
Taken on:November 3, 2005
Viewed:1977 times
Posted:9 years ago
Updated:9 years ago

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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class:Polychaeta
Order:Aciculata
Family:Polynoidae
Species:Asterophilia carlae