it is not easy to judge from the pictures, but I would rather follow Daves interpretation. The yellow parts to me do not appear like scales of a scale-worm. They are to rectangular in outer shape and what you would interpret as the elytron surface seems to be rounded like looking on the surface of a tube from above. Also the position of the scales would be a bit unusual. These structures fit more to massive downwards bend anterior legs like in corophoid- or tanaid-like crustaceans seen from above. The locomotion track with the pronounced parallel lines fits better with bilateral crustacean appendages. I am not aware of acoetids crawling around with their tubes. But maybe someone else knows.
> Am 20.03.2018 um 09:17 schrieb Ton Van Haaren <TonVanHaaren from eurofins.com>:
>> I really don't know, but what if these yellow parts are the reflecting scales of a scale-worm and the "antenna" are the anal cirri?
> And as they construct tubes, perhaps Acoetidae?
> Just guessing
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>>> It looks like it could be a corophid-like amphipod or tanaid crustacean, although very large if your 10 centimeter size estimate is correct. The wood piece looks like a mucus/detritus tube and if you zoom in on the picture there appears to be a pair of antennae above the yellow structures which also may be a pair of modified antennae? I would be interested to hear what other folks think.
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>> Hi everyone,
>> A colleague doing annotation from ROV images observed this animal (black
> circle) and we dont what it could be.
> It seems to use the wood piece (?) to live as a hermit grab. I supposed the yellow structures could be in the anterior region but if its the case it moves backwards. I think its not a polychaete but i have no idea what could be. It seems to have about 10 centimetres (maybe more).
>> The photos were done from 520 and 575 m depth in l'Astrolabe Bay Papua New Guinea.
>> Some idea???
>> Thank you,
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Paulo Bonifacio
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