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Don't Touch Me! This Bristle Worm is also known as Fire Worm for the &#039;fire stings&#039; that they gives from their bristle/setae.  They are polychaete worms, belonging to the genus Chloeia.<br />
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Members of this genus are morphologically characterized by an elliptical body composed of certain number of segments, depending on the species, with external gills situated on both lateral sides of the back, each segment has a pair of them. Their number and repartition also depends on the species. Lateral sides of the body are cover with fin, sharp and venomous whitish calcareous bristles or setae. Adults of this genus are often colorful especially on the dorsum. Anilao,Batangas,Bristle Worm,Chloeia,Chloeia sp,Fire Worm,Geotagged,Philippines,Summer Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Don't Touch Me!

This Bristle Worm is also known as Fire Worm for the 'fire stings' that they gives from their bristle/setae. They are polychaete worms, belonging to the genus Chloeia.

Members of this genus are morphologically characterized by an elliptical body composed of certain number of segments, depending on the species, with external gills situated on both lateral sides of the back, each segment has a pair of them. Their number and repartition also depends on the species. Lateral sides of the body are cover with fin, sharp and venomous whitish calcareous bristles or setae. Adults of this genus are often colorful especially on the dorsum.

    comments (4)

    1. I don't think so, Chloeia fusca has two lines on the back.
      http://reefguide.org/chloeiafusca.html
      http://annelida.myspecies.info/taxonomy/term/2197
      Posted 5 years ago
      1. Yes, I see your point, although from the angle of the photo I cannot be certain. I checked a few other Chloeias from the list you linked and I don't see any that perfectly match the photo (it is definitely not flava). These are very difficult to identify to the species level, as the vast majority of photos on the internet just state Chloeia sp. Posted 5 years ago
  1. Brilliant Posted 15 days ago

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Uploaded Sep 13, 2017. Captured Sep 9, 2017 19:33 in Mabini Circumferential Rd, Mabini, Batangas, Philippines.
  • TG-4
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO800
  • 18mm