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Alitta virens (sandworm)

Photos of Alitta virens by Alexander Semenov. Alitta virens (common names include sandworm and king ragworm; older scientific names including Nereis virens are still frequently used) is an annelid worm that burrows in wet sand and mud. It is classified as a polychaete in the family Nereididae . Sandworms make up a large part of the live sea-bait industry. To fulfill … Continue reading

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