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Chloeia flava

Quatrefages, 1866


Ilan Lubitz FireWorm (Hermodice carunculata) Anilao Philippines Nikon D3X. 60mm. 2X SB-105

Alessandro Pagano This is not Hermodice carunculata, but Chloeia flava. nice shot!

Ilan Lubitz Tnx for the info =D

Annette Graves Try reefguide on this one, Chloeia flava have a dark spot on each segment (common name - Peacock bristle worm as in the spots on a peacocks display), Chloeia fusca have 2 dark lines on each segment (common name dark lined fireworm). Anyway, have a look, may find it is fusca :)

Ella B. Lubitz Nice picture again..;-

Annette Graves Very nice picture :)

Giorgio Cavallaro Nice (Y)

Message posted on UWphotographers on 01 Jun 2013
Ilan Lubitz FireWorm (Hermodice carunculata) Anilao Philippines Nikon D3X. 60mm. 2X SB-105

Ron Silver Ilan, could this fire worm be Chloeia fusca? The two parallel longitudinal dark lines on the dorsal surface are diagnostic.

Marco Paravella Special shot

Ilan Lubitz Ron. it is Chloeia flava. ilan

Annette Graves Lot of wrong ID's on the net, some sites are more reliable than others (but taxonomic keys are the only true reliable source). Try reefguide on this one, flava have a dark spot on each segment (common name - Peacock bristle worm as in the spots on a peacocks display), fusca have 2 dark lines on each segment (common name dark lined fireworm). Anyway, have a look, you may want to rethink telling Ron he has not done a correct ID.

Ella B. Lubitz I'm commenting for the "Picture"itself..A slong as I see it was good shot captivating and atractive no need for me to know the facts of it's origin..Anyway Nobody is Perfect even the "google"..;-) Very Nice Shot Ilan....

Annette Graves It is a beautiful shot, I totally agree Ella, but Ilan is telling a marine biologist with multiple years experience that he has done a wrong ID, when actually all Ron was trying to do was help, his ID was 100% correct and I have tried to explain why, all I have tried to do is point to a website that will explain the differences between the species :)

Ella B. Lubitz Maybe the books were Ilan getting his ID was not updated..He have many references before he write and Post..Actually he tries to be more of help by sharing it here..Thank you for correction ;-)

Ron Silver Diplomacy is not my strong suit, so this is the last comment I will make on this particular post. The most captivating and attractive shot is virtually worthless if it is incorrectly identified. The egos I have encountered on several FB photography pages are truly mind boggling. A big thank you to those who have graciously accepted suggested corrections in the identification of their subjects. Oh, and ignorance is NOT bliss!

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 01 Jun 2013
Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Annelida (Phylum)
    Polychaeta (Class)
      Aciculata (Subclass)
        Amphinomida (Order)
          Amphinomidae (Family)
            Chloeia (Genus)
              Chloeia flava (Species)
Associated Species