Tubulanus polymorphus Renier, 1804
|Synonyms: Carinella speciosa, C. rubra, C. polymorphus, Nemertes elegans, Tubulanus elegans, T. ruber, T. rubra, T. speciosus, Valencia splendida, Sifonentero elegante, Siphonenteron elegans, Ofiocefalo polimorfo, Ophycephalus polymorphus|
|Tubulanus polymorphus, contracted size, found in mud at Padilla Bay|
|(Photo by: Dave Cowles 7-2001)|
How to Distinguish from Similar Species: Most similar species have white stripes or lines, and may have some white on the head, and are ochre or brownish rather than bright orange.
Geographical Range: Aleutian Island, Alaska to Piedras Blancas Point, central CA
Depth Range: Low intertidal and subtidal
Habitat: Under stones embedded in gravel, in mud, or among mussels or seaweed.
Biology/Natural History: Females have many eggs during the summer. Development is rapid and direct.
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Morris et al., 1980
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This individual is in a tidepool at Swirl Rocks, WA. Photo by Dave Cowles June 21, 2005