Bearded fireworm – Hermodice carunculata
Predation of a chiton © Bruno Pitruzzella

Bearded fireworm – Hermodice carunculata

Bearded fireworm (Hermodice carunculata) Phylum Annelida Class Polychaeta Order Amphinomida Family Scyllaridae Genus Hermodice Species H. carunculata Detail of the metamerePredation of a chiton © Bruno PitruzzellaPredation of Eunicella singularis © Bruno Pitruzzella Previous Next…

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Greater slipper lobster – Scyllarides latus
Detail of the carapace © Adeline Kipp

Greater slipper lobster – Scyllarides latus

Greater slipper lobster (Scyllarides latus) Phylum Arthropoda Class Malacostraca Order Decapoda Family Scyllaridae Genus Scyllarides Species S. latus Detail of the carapace © Adeline Kipp The greater slipper lobster (Scyllarides latus) is a crustacean with…

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Violescent sea-whip – Paramuricea clavata
Violescent sea-whip polyps © Bruno Pitruzzella

Violescent sea-whip – Paramuricea clavata

Violescent sea-whip (Paramuricea clavata) Phylum Cnidaria Class Anthozoa Sub-class Octocorallia Order Alcyonacea Family Plexauridae Genus Paramuricea Species P. clavata Violescent sea-whip polyps © Bruno Pitruzzella The violescent sea-whip (Paramuricea clavata) is certainly among the most…

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Blue runner – Caranx crysos
Blue runners - Caranx crysos © Bruno Pitruzzella

Blue runner – Caranx crysos

Blue runner (Caranx crysos) Phylum Chordata Classe Actinopterygii Order Perciformes Family Carangidae Genus Caranx Species C. crysos Cotylorhiza tubercolata and Caranx crysos © Carmelo IsgròBlue runners - Caranx crysos © Bruno Pitruzzella Previous Next The…

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Flying gurnard – Dactylopterus volitans

Flying gurnard (Dactylopterus volitans) Phylum Chordata Class Actinopterygii Order Scorpaeniformes Family Dactylopteridae Genus Dactylopterus Species D. volitans The flying gurnard (Dactylopterus volitans) is a demersal fish, that is, it lives mostly near the bottom. It…

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Common octopus – Octopus Vulgaris
Common octopus © Filicudi Divers

Common octopus – Octopus Vulgaris

Common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) Phylum Mollusca Class Cephalopoda Order Octopoda Family Octopodidae Genus Octopus Species O. vulgaris Common octopus © Filicudi Divers The common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) is a mollusc cephalopod devoid, unlike most molluscs…

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