This red errant polychaete was about 7 or 8 cm long. I found it in Belle Greve Bay on Guernsey's east coast on April 17, 2007. It was identified as Lysidice ninetta in the family eunicidae by Dr. Mary E. Petersen of the Darling Marine Center in Maine, USA; Dr. Daniela Iraci Sareri, University of Catania, Italy; Dr. Daniel Martin, Director, Centre d'Estudis Avancats de Blanes (CSIC), Spain; Guillermo Ruiz Cancino, Mexico; Dr. Salma Shalla based in the Isle of Man, UK; and Joana Zanol based in Washington, D.C., USA.
I contacted them through the annelid email list - http://www.annelida.net/
For more information on this species please read the caption of the previous image.
File No. 170407 27-895
rederrantpolychaetebelle Greve bayGuernseychannel islands17 April 2007polychaetamarine annelidmarine wormintertidallittoralbristlewormbritish marine lifeguernsey marine lifeenglish channel lifemarine invertebrate