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08/25/2006, 06:06 AM
Anyone have one of these? It is about 1/8-1/4 of an inch with a round body and eight arms? He is currently in my substrate and has since moved so this is the only picture I have.
Thanks for any input or links.http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/1/127906unknown_creature1.jpg

08/25/2006, 06:08 AM
The creature is in the very center of the picture. Not sure how to circle him like I've seen others do, is that a feature of photo software?

08/25/2006, 06:57 AM
Probably a bristleworm, but really impossible to say from the pic.

08/25/2006, 11:48 AM
are there round bristleworms?

08/25/2006, 12:18 PM
here you go jmd0012 hope you dont mind me helping out. im not sure what it is though. gl


08/25/2006, 12:30 PM
Looks like the end of a bristleworm, curling upwards, to me.

08/25/2006, 02:36 PM
I dont think that looks like a bristleworm. but i could be wrong

Travis L. Stevens
08/25/2006, 02:37 PM
It almost looks like the underside of a bivalve. We'll definitely need better pictures. It doesn't look like any polychaete worms i've ever seen in any position.

08/25/2006, 03:12 PM
Don't think it's a worm.

08/25/2006, 05:53 PM
TKByrnes- Thanks for the help with the circle.
It's not the end of a worm, in the picture it is between a piece of crushed coral and the glass so it is thin.The arms are are somewhat curled up in the picture but you can see that the lower left is somewhat extended.
I will try and find him again and get a better picture so we can figure out what it is.

08/25/2006, 07:12 PM
no problem. i hope you find out what it is.

08/25/2006, 07:44 PM
It looks symmetrical, it attaches to glass and disappears into the substrate, and has eight arms? Could it be some sort of starfish? Is there a way you could crop the section of the picture with the creature and just post that section so we can see a larger image of it? (MS Paint will allow you to do this fairly simply).

08/25/2006, 07:59 PM
ok i made it bigger for you but it kinda made it blurry


08/25/2006, 08:28 PM
Thanks again TKByrnes
I agree ACBlinky it is more like a starfish then a worm.
I have been searching throughout the evening and have not seen him/it again. Advantage to the creature...1/8-1/4 inch in 90 gallons I may not seen it again for some time if ever....unless it grows.

08/25/2006, 08:49 PM
no problem once again.

08/26/2006, 07:03 AM

08/27/2006, 05:32 AM