early polychaete larva
Collected: North Inlet, SC.
Notes: This is an early stage of a polychaete larva before segmentation begins.
This unknown polychaete may be a spionid. Members of the Family Spionidae are often the most abundant polychaete larvae in Atlantic nearshore waters.
Photographed by: Brock Renkas, Baruch Marine Lab, University of South Carolina