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JR Aquatics
08-10-2006, 12:11 AM
I was wondering if anyone can identify this worm or can direct me to a place were I can get information on it.
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m292/rvision/yellowworm2.jpg
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m292/rvision/yellowworm.jpg

JR Aquatics
08-10-2006, 12:21 AM
It is a bright yellow bristleworm looking creature. It has lots of little legs and is about an inch and a half long.

wwest
08-10-2006, 12:22 AM
wow that is going to be tuff one. Veriann and Fat walrus will love this one. i looked threw all books and webpages i use to identify stuff and i got nothin.. the only thing i found was a Yellow Cucumber but the picture above is really small and i dont think it is a cucumber.

JR Aquatics
08-10-2006, 12:26 AM
Yea it's not a cucumber, This one has got me stumped. It resembles a bristleworm except it's yellow and it has more legs.

CarmieJo
08-10-2006, 12:27 AM
It is kind of pretty...

wwest
08-10-2006, 12:30 AM
just to make sure but it is moving? i havnt been in this hobby for that long but im always looking at stuff i want to buy and want to avvoid and i have never seen anything like that lol

JR Aquatics
08-10-2006, 12:30 AM
It is neat looking and so yellow. I am not sure what I should do with it. I am wondering if I should place it in my refugium until I can ID it.

wildeone
08-10-2006, 12:31 AM
Well, here is all I know about worms and I hope someone will chime in an educate me a bit more.

If it doesn't have a lage sucking mouth, it is not a leech.
If it isn't flat, it is not a flatworm.

Other than that, most are very beneficial. Do yousee tentacles on it? I know there is a yellow medusa or spaghetti worm...?

JR Aquatics
08-10-2006, 12:32 AM
wwest, it is moving, infact it is a very active little guy.

JR Aquatics
08-10-2006, 12:34 AM
It's not a medusa, It can somewhat swim with its many legs, it does have a mouth has lots of tiny bristles.

wildeone
08-10-2006, 12:38 AM
May be a bristle worm of sorts. Either way he will likely no be harmfull in the fuge. I kind of like him. I will send you a cup and you can send him to me LOL!

wwest
08-10-2006, 12:39 AM
this is what i have found

Primitive ribbon worm - Tubulanus polymorphus (http://www.elasmodiver.com/BCMarinelife/images/Nemertean.jpg)

JR Aquatics
08-10-2006, 12:43 AM
WWest, that was the closest thing I could find too, except from my understanding is that ribbon worms don't have millipede like legs. But the ribbons are the only ones I am finding with bright colors.

wwest
08-10-2006, 12:47 AM
hum, sorry i couldnt help more. i cant wait till we find out what it is :)

Rob
08-10-2006, 12:48 AM
i have no clue, but will se what kind of help we can get on it for ya

JR Aquatics
08-10-2006, 12:52 AM
I think I am going to place it in my refugium and research what it eats, lifecycle,etc. Atleast untill I can Id it.

AdamJ
08-10-2006, 01:02 AM
ok guys,

well i am mid move, so all my books are packed up (and why i have not been by lately)

the multiple "legs" tell me that it is a worm most likely.

did you recently get some new rock or something? (if so , maybe the region it was from may tell us where to concentrate our search for the spp)

JR Aquatics
08-10-2006, 01:08 AM
I did get two new pieces of live rock from a LFS a week ago. Both types were in the same tank. One was figi and the other was tonga.

Rob
08-10-2006, 01:26 AM
thanks adam for taking time from your move to help us out.. we will grateful for any help you can provide..

thanks

AdamJ
08-10-2006, 03:15 PM
kewl,

so we are theoretically down to the pacific.

wil search what i can :)

Leslie
03-04-2007, 03:30 AM
For future reference - it's a polychaete worm in the family Phyllodocidae. There's certainly not enough detail to tell anything else. harmless for your tank should you get another one.

gwen_o_lyn
03-04-2007, 04:11 AM
Leslie- welcome to the TR Site!!

Seahorsedreams
03-04-2007, 03:20 PM
For future reference - it's a polychaete worm in the family Phyllodocidae. There's certainly not enough detail to tell anything else. harmless for your tank should you get another one.

It's worm man!! We have worm man aboard!! Nice to see ya!

Paintbug
03-05-2007, 12:35 AM
It's worm man!! We have worm man aboard!! Nice to see ya!

think thats worm lady, aka the Worm Wangler!! :) Welcome Leslie!!

Leslie
03-05-2007, 12:31 PM
Worm man? :rotfl: Glad to be around & sorry I didn't see this site earlier.

Seahorsedreams
03-05-2007, 01:53 PM
Oops... for some reason I thought I saw someone else referring to you as a he and I followed. Gonna be hard to break that imagine now!!

saxman
03-06-2007, 12:37 PM
It's worm man!! We have worm man aboard!! Nice to see ya!

not only a "worm (wo)man", but a "worm woman" who lives next door to us!

welcome Leslie! Renee and i live in Torrance. :)

Leslie
03-06-2007, 12:52 PM
Just next door! Feel free to stop by the museum if you have a real mystery critter for show & tell. :)

saxman
03-07-2007, 02:17 PM
Just next door! Feel free to stop by the museum if you have a real mystery critter for show & tell. :)

which museum? Natural History (Exposition Park)?

Leslie
03-08-2007, 03:59 AM
Yup, between the Coliseum & USC (be sure to avoid game days).

CarmieJo
03-10-2007, 11:44 PM
Hi Leslie,

:welcome: to TR.