Image: Scale worm larva

Scale worm larva

Scale worm larva

Photographer:
Peter Parks
Rights:
© Image Quest 3-D

Notes

Scale worms are another type of polychaete worm which, as their name suggests, are covered in a layer of scales. As adults these scales can be very brightly coloured and patterned. Scale worm adults are mobile but closely associated with the sea floor while the larvae are planktonic.

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