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Eunoe nodosa

(M. Sars, 1861)


Rudolf Svensen Here is a scaleworm from a fjord South in Norway. Cannot quite figure out which one this is either.

João Pedro Silva Lepidonotus sp.?

João Pedro Silva http://www.seawater.no/fauna/annelida/squamatus.html

Arne Nygren Not lepidonotus. Too many pairs of elytrae. Lepidonotus has 12 pairs. This is mist likely Harmothoe. Cannot tell which one though.

Erling Svensen What about Eunoe nodosa?

Rudolf Svensen Yea I think you are right Erling Svensen. The coulor of the one in Your book tricked me.

Message posted on Seasearch Identifications on 09 May 2013
Tamsyn MAnn Can anyone ID this for me? I took it last year on a night dive in Brixham, Devon. Never seen one before or since actually! Some kind of scale worm? Thanks.

Erling Svensen It looks like 15 pair of shells on the back, and the back is a litle bit open. It seems to me to be a Eunoe nodosa, whitch grows to 9 cm. Very common in Norway.

Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Annelida (Phylum)
    Polychaeta (Class)
      Aciculata (Subclass)
        Phyllodocida (Order)
          Aphroditiformia (Suborder)
            Aphroditoidea (Superfamily)
              Polynoidae (Family)
                Polynoinae (Subfamily)
                  Eunoe (Genus)
                    Eunoe nodosa (Species)
Associated Species