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Curing some live rock and found this worm while trying to capture a Eunice worm that is eluding me.
Longer piece is main body, smaller is bit of tail that broke during removal. The black line is cat hair...

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Look familiar to anyone?



Roughly 2 inches long and about 1/16th of an inch thick. This is the second time I've seen it in the early evening. It is not nearly as fast or reactive as a Eunice worm, but is more mobile than your typical bristle worm.

New one to me any ideas?
 
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Was able to find one reference image placing it as a polynoid (scale worm) likely of genus Lepidasthenia. Info I can find says predator. I'll give him till tomorrow to hear other info, then he might have to move along...
 
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Personally, I'd toss it. If you can't get a positive id. than it's better safe than sorry. There's plenty of harmless CUC members you can add. You don't need questionable worms.
Pretty much how I feel about it, no need to gamble.
 

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