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Serpula vermicularis

non Linnaeus, sensu Cuvier, 1830


Andrey Shpatak Japan sea. Rudnaya Bay. Serpula vermicularis. Nikon D800+tamron 90 mm. May 2013.

Ron Silver :-D

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 06 Nov 2013
Maurizio Pasi "Firework" Olympus E-PL2 - Panasonic 45mm macro - Sea&Sea YS-D1 ISO200 - f/16 - 1/180th Serpula vermicularis, Capo Noli, Italy

Fabio Strazzi Wow

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 30 Sep 2013
Jeremy Pierce Are these fan worms, Serpula vermicularis??? Please! Taken on the wreck of the Rosehill, in Whitsand Bay Devon/Cornwall in the holes in the face of the boilers at about 28m....Cheers JAP

Marco Faasse Looks like Protula ..

Keith Hiscock Protula tubularia - a frequent inhabitat of the boiler tubes. Serpula vermicularis has a very prominent operculum. Was the pic. taken today? You had visibility!?

Jeremy Pierce Yesterday morning......had about 3m, a bit murky but up close was fine!!

Jane Wilkinson Don't think I've ever seen such a vibrant colour version of these. Usually creams/browns/beige

Darryl Mayer As above, Protula tub. Serpula vermicularis has a trumpet shaped operculum (hence one of it's common names, Trumpet worm. Jane, they are also found in these vibrant colours up here, which is why folks think they could be Serpula v. ;-)

Message posted on Seasearch Identifications on 21 Apr 2013
Adriano Morettin Serpula Vermicularis Nikon D800E, Nikon 105 micro, flash Seacam 150 with Snoot Prime Retra. 1/200 f.22 100 Iso

Stefan Follows great :)

João Pedro Silva Protula tubularia.

Adriano Morettin You are right João Pedro Silva this is a Protula tubularia no Serpula vermicularis, many thanks for clarification ;-)

João Pedro Silva You're welcome, Adriano Morettin. Serpula vermicularis has a very conspicuous operculum which is absent in Protula tubularia.

Claudia Weber-Gebert (Y)

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 31 Aug 2013
Andrey Shpatak Japan Sea. Rudnaya Bay. Serpula vermicularis. Nikon D800+Tamron 90 mm. May 2013.

Ron Silver :-D

Giorgio Cavallaro http://www.uwphotographers.net/2012/10/uwp-andrey-shpatak.html

Message posted on UWphotographers on 06 Nov 2013
Vito Giannecchini Serpula vermicularis su Phorbas tenacior blu Isola d'Elba Capo Enfola

Elie Saliba Amazing

Raffaele Mariani Bellissima!!!!

Vito Giannecchini Grazie Elie e Raffaele!

Claudia Weber-Gebert wonderful colours! <3

Zulhilmi Ghouse Beautiful =)

Vito Giannecchini Grazie Claudia e Zulhilmi!

Message posted on UWphotographers on 19 Oct 2013
Maurizio Pasi "Firework" Olympus E-PL2 - Panasonic 45mm macro - Sea&Sea YS-D1 ISO200 - f/16 - 1/180th Serpula vermicularis, Capo Noli, Italy

Bert Ras Beautiful!

Giorgio Cavallaro http://www.uwphotographers.net/2012/08/uwp-maurizio-pasi_13.html

Message posted on UWphotographers on 30 Sep 2013
Vito Giannecchini Serpula vermicularis Argentario 20 m

Giorgio Cavallaro (Y) (Y)

Message posted on UWphotographers on 16 Sep 2013
Vito Giannecchini Serpula vermicularis La Spezia Italia Isola del Tino

Donna Lavoie Pretty!

Chris Greb I love Christmas tree worms, this is really a beautiful one.

Ron Silver This is a species of calcareous tubeworm, commonly called the fan or plume worm.

Wade Doak It is a visual orgasm

Vito Giannecchini Thanks!

Claudio Giulianini bel colpo Vito :))))

Pat Gunderson Beautiful

Giorgio Cavallaro (Y)

Message posted on UWphotographers on 23 Aug 2013
Vito Giannecchini Serpula vermicularis ( Albina ) Argentario Italia

Vito Giannecchini Sorry ho postato quella orientata male!

Message posted on UWphotographers on 23 Aug 2013
Annette Graves Red Tube Worm (Serpula vermicularis),Mediterranean Sea

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 21 Mar 2013
David Gentile "UW Flower bouquet" Parazoanthus axinellae - Serpula vermicularis - sponge - Italy med. sea - Isola del giglio - Canon G12 - Isotecnic Di Isotta Elisa - flash inon s2000 Lens macro subsea +5 set: f8 - 1/100 - iso100

Giorgio Cavallaro (y)

Oscar Mateo Martin Ben 10

David Gentile Thanks to all! :)

Message posted on UWphotographers on 30 Jun 2013
Maurizio Pasi "Firework" Olympus E-PL2 - Panasonic 45mm macro - Sea&Sea YS-D1 ISO200 - f/16 - 1/180th Serpula vermicularis, Capo Noli, Italy

Message posted on UW photo - Fotosub on 30 Sep 2013
Andrea Russo Serpula Vermicularis Stazzo (ACIREALE-CT)

Daniel Kasperski czy tylko ja widzę tam twarz ? ... ;)

Message posted on UWphotographers on 03 Jun 2013
Andrea Russo Serpula Vermicularis Stazzo (ACIREALE-CT)

Message posted on UWphotographers on 03 Jun 2013
Maurizio Pasi "Firework" Olympus E-PL2 - Panasonic 45mm macro - Sea&Sea YS-D1 ISO200 - f/16 - 1/180th Serpula vermicularis, Capo Noli, Italy

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 30 Sep 2013
Alessandro Diotallevi Mediterranean Sea_Sony DSCN2_Serpula vermicularis

Michela Catalucci un cuore....

Ken Thongpila Alessandro Don't forget to put Camera Data too please :-)

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 11 Feb 2012
Pasquale Isabella Serpula vermicularis con Galathea Canon eos 500D, housing Nimar, canon lens 60mm, 2 x Inon Z240, f/16, 1/125, ISO 100. Ligurian sea

Ilse Merz beautiful!

Message posted on UWphotographers on 25 Nov 2012
John Paul Connor Serpula vermicularis Cap Roux 28/07/2013 Sony DSC-TX30

Vitaline Marie Rose mon plumeau préféré..

Ron Silver :-D

Stuart Pearce Very nice shot :)

John Paul Connor Many thanks Stuart and Ron

Sabine Van Durmen nice John

John Paul Connor Thank you Sabine

Sabine Van Durmen thank you John ;)

Marie-therese Bertin splendide!!!

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 10 Nov 2013
Vito Giannecchini Serpula vermicularis su Phorbas tenacior blu Isola d'Elba Capo Enfola

Stuart Pearce Beauty :)

Antonio Colacino Great shot, the sponge is Phorbas tenacior :)

Vito Giannecchini Grazie Antonio, ho confuso il nome con il manuale!

Antonio Colacino ;) take it easy Vito :)

Vito Giannecchini Corretto il nome del porifero!

Antonio Colacino Grazie Vito ;) Thanks Vito ;)

Vito Giannecchini Grazie a te, Antonio, è sempre meglio correggere gli errori, per non rifarli!

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 19 Oct 2013
Jeremy Pierce Are these fan worms, Serpula vermicularis??? Please! Taken on the wreck of the Rosehill, in Whitsand Bay Devon/Cornwall in the holes in the face of the boilers at about 28m....Cheers JAP

Marco Faasse Looks like Protula ..

Keith Hiscock Protula tubularia - a frequent inhabitat of the boiler tubes. Serpula vermicularis has a very prominent operculum. Was the pic. taken today? You had visibility!?

Jeremy Pierce Yesterday morning......had about 3m, a bit murky but up close was fine!!

Jane Wilkinson Don't think I've ever seen such a vibrant colour version of these. Usually creams/browns/beige

Darryl Mayer As above, Protula tub. Serpula vermicularis has a trumpet shaped operculum (hence one of it's common names, Trumpet worm. Jane, they are also found in these vibrant colours up here, which is why folks think they could be Serpula v. ;-)

Message posted on Seasearch Identifications on 21 Apr 2013
Adriano Morettin Serpula Vermicularis Nikon D800E, Nikon 105 micro, flash Seacam 150 with Snoot Prime Retra. 1/200 f.22 100 Iso

Stefan Follows great :)

João Pedro Silva Protula tubularia.

Adriano Morettin You are right João Pedro Silva this is a Protula tubularia no Serpula vermicularis, many thanks for clarification ;-)

João Pedro Silva You're welcome, Adriano Morettin. Serpula vermicularis has a very conspicuous operculum which is absent in Protula tubularia.

Claudia Weber-Gebert (Y)

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 31 Aug 2013
Lorenzo Terraneo Serpula Ligurian Sea, Italy Nikon D300S, Nikon 105mm ikelite housing 2 x ikelite DS125 ISO200 F18 1/250

Ayman Seleam waw

Greotti Cesare Serpula vermicularis. si riproduce a fine estate. La fecondazione è esterna. Si nutre mediante filtrazione grazie alla rete formata dal ciuffo branchiale. Questo verme lo si trova su rocce, conchglie o substrati duri, da pochi m sino a 1800m di profondità,

Greotti Cesare Bravo Lorenzo Terraneo

Steven Creech Anderson Beautiful

Lorenzo Terraneo Thanks Greotti Cesare , Steven Creech Anderson

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 19 Jul 2013
Raffaele Livornese Tube worm (but I don't know the species) Nikon D90 in Hugyfot housing, Nikkor 105 Vr, F/13, 1/250 sec., Iso 100, 2 x Inon Z240

Rico Besserdich excellent lightning, Raffaele !!

Raffaele Livornese Thank you, Rico .... :-))

Alessandro Diotallevi Serpula vermicularis. :-)

Raffaele Livornese Grazie Alessandro..... :-)

Message posted on UWphotographers on 12 Jul 2012
John Paul Connor Protula Tubularia Cap Roux France Sony DSC-TX30

Vito Giannecchini Belle photo John, ma elle n'è pas une protula tubularia mais une Serpula vermicularis!

John Paul Connor Oups Grazie Vito

Vito Giannecchini De rien John!

Ernst Andres Bravo John !!! <3

John Paul Connor Merci mon ami Ernst

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 10 Sep 2013
Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Annelida (Phylum)
    Polychaeta (Class)
      Canalipalpata (Subclass)
        Sabellida (Order)
          Serpulidae (Family)
            Serpula (Genus)
              Serpula vermicularis (Species)
Associated Species