Pelagobia longicirrata


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Widely distributed in all ocean basins.
Pelagic. Surface to ~ 1000 m.
3-12 mm
Useful Facts or Characters: 

Colorless, transparent, or orange-red or dark red body with 15-24 segments.

Natural History: 

A pelagic polychaete, found from the surface to depths of ~1000 m.



Dales, R.P. (1957) Pelagic polychaetes of the Pacific Ocean. Bulletin of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography 7: 95-167.

Fernandez-Alamo, M.A., Sanvicente-Anorve, L., and Alatorre-Mendieta, M.A. (2003) Changes in pelagic polychaete assemblages along the California Current System. Hydrobiologia 496: 329-336.

Tebble, N. (1962) The distribution of pelagic polychaetes across the north Pacific Ocean.  Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Zoology 7: 371-492.