I am quite sure that is a sipunculian. In our samples from the soft
bottom in the Northern Adriatic Sea we are often finding Sipunculus
nudus; it is much bigger than your specimen and pink colored (not
transparent as yours), but the form and the body structure is the same.
Hope this helps.
Barbara Mikac, M.Sc.
Marine Research Centre
Rudjer Boskovic Institute
G. Paliaga 5
On Mon, 2010-04-19 at 07:56 +0000, Paul Chambers wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> The attached picture is of an invertebrate (approx 5mm length) that
> turned up in a littoral muddy sand sample take near to Zostera beds on
> the east coast of Jersey, Channel Islands (English Channel).
>> I am pretty certain that it is not an annelid but I wondered if anyone
> has encountered something similar the course of their research? It
> reminds me of a sipunculan but I can't find a match in the literature
> I have available to me. Any thoughts will be gratefully received.
>> With thanks,
>>> Paul Chambers
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