up at Long Rock, near
Penzance, south-west Cornwall
Fenwick Snr. (Aphotomarine)
on the photograph for a selection of images
The green blobs are the egg case of a worm
blobs are the egg cases of a worm
green 'blobs' of Sussex indeed seem to be the same as the ones found in
the Netherlands. The Dutch egg-capsules are considered to be the egg-capsules
from the Paddleworm Phyllodoce maculata (=Anaitides
maculata). This is the opinion of several researchers, who work a lot
with worms in general. They check the number of species & specimens
of animal life, mostly worms, in a certain amount of sand taken from several
in the Netherlands in different seasons. This is done to give e.g. our
government an indication of the "health" of our coasts.
would be nice if someone would be able to collect these egg-capsules and
let them hatch in an aquarium.
sp. is another strong possibility, another "Phyllodicid worm". My
general description is these are the eggs of one of the paddleworms.
(Guernsey) on Havelet Beach, east
coast of Guernsey on 22 March. There were thousands of these egg
cases on the beach.
groene bolletjes: eikapsels van de Groene dieseltreinworm Phyllodoce maculata
ecology and genetics of the polychaete Scoloplos armiger (Orbiniidae)
Mouse Aphrodite aculeata
species of Lugworm
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