Australonuphis

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Australonuphis
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Australonuphis
Species

A. casamiquelorum
A. hartmanae
A. parateres
A. teres

Australonuphis, commonly called Australian beach worms, are a genus of annelid commonly used as bait by anglers. Some species can grow more than a metre in length. They are blind but have a very good sense of smell, and eat decaying meat, fish and seaweeds that have washed to shore.

References[edit]

  • Rozbaczylo, N; Castilla, J C (1981). "Australonuphis-Violacea New-Species A New Polychaete Onuphidae From The Southeast Pacific Ocean". Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 94: 761–770. ISSN 0006-324X.