Christmas tree worms (Spirobranchus)
A good view of their bright orange, banana-shaped eyes.
Christmas tree worm close up
A nice view of the twin branchial spires, used for feeding and respiration, in Spirobranchus.
Fan worm from Belize
Christmas tree bouquet
Numerous multicolor Spirobranchus radiole spires protruding from a Porites coral head.
Fan Worm from Belize
Bispira melanostigma captured at Carrie Bow Cay, Belize
Fan worm (Bispira sp.) from Belize. You can see tiny, paired compound eyes on the backs of the feeding tentacles.
Pseudobiceros bedfordi from Lizard Island, Australia
The fan worm, Megalomma interrupta peeking the compound eyes at the ends of its feeding tentacles out of its tube.
3 individuals of the same species of fan worms from Lizard Island, Australia.
Serpulid, from Carrie Bow Cay in Belize.
The large camera-type eyes of an alciopid worm.
A pelagic polychaete with some inordinately large eyes.
Sabellastarte in the Mangrove
Sabellastarte fan worms living amongsts the mangrove roots at Twin Cay in Belize.
A colony of Sabellaria alveolata worms at Bude, UK.
Sandcastle worm reef
A colony of Sabellaria alveolata worms on an intertidal bolder at Bude, UK.
A colony of Bispira Brunnea fan worms.
The head of a syllid
A four-eyed syllid worm from Lizard Island, Austrailia.
Syllid with epitokes
Sabellastarte fan worm from Hawaii.
The head of the marine ragworm, Platynereis dumerilii. These polychaetes have two sets of eyes, one facing forward and another facing up.
Platynereis dumerilii head
The closeup of the head of the marine ragworm, Platynereis dumerilii. These polychaetes have two sets of eyes, one facing forward and another facing up.
Split-Crown feather duster
A split crown feather duster worm (Anamobaea) from Belize
The branchial tentacles of the fan worm, Protula
A sabellid fan worm from Australia with probably the best branchial eyes in family.
Syllid woms bud copies of themselves off of their rears. Here are three syllid worms in the making at the back of the progenetor
The comically large eyes of the pelagic Alciopid, Vanadis from Lizard Island Australia
All photographs copyright Michael Bok