[Annelida] Swarming 'worm'
(by Dieter.Fiege from senckenberg.de)
Fri Nov 28 04:55:52 EST 2008
that sounds interesting and it does indeed look like an enteropneust.
There is a reference to a swarming enteropneust, Glandiceps hacksi
(Marion, 1885) at
taken from Brusca & Brusca (1990).
There is another hint to Indo-Pacific species of the genus Glandiceps
that leave the bottom and swim actively at the surface by Dawydoff
(1966: 448/9) in the Traité de Zoologie Tome XI. He refers to Ikeda but
there is unfortunately no reference given. Could it be this one:
seems to be in Japanese, available online but not for free.
Geoff Read schrieb:
>I attach a photo of an organism or part of an organism collected "scooped off the surface of the water in Malaysia during a full moon period where many thousands of these things were writhing on top of the water"
>Does anyone know what it might be? It's vaguely like an enteropneust but I've never heard of those swarming.
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