Picture details
Genus Unidentified (Acanthozoon?)
Species sp.
Family Pseudocerotidae
Order Polycladida
Location Southern Red Sea
Length about 22 mm
Depth about 11 m
© Copyright Jim Anderson, Linlithgow, Scotland
Comments This worm was found during a night dive swimming in mid water 1 meter over a sand bottom. When caught in the torch beam it settled gradually onto the sand and proceeded to burrow under the surface.
The occurrence of dorsal papillae suggests that the worm may be a member of the genera Acanthozoon or Thysanozoon.