Thormora argus (Quatrefages, 1866)

Found under rocks in the low intertidal areas these small polychaete worms are one of a couple found locally

How to identify Thormora argus?

The small scales on the back of of this species do not cover the entire dorsal surface unlike other scale worms and the only one in Australia that is like this

What habitats does Thormora argus live in?

Under rocks and algae from intertidal areas out to a depth of around 44m

What is the distribution of Thormora argus?

Southern Australia including around Tasmania

How big does Thormora argus grow?

Can grow to around 50mm in length

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