Annelida Polychaeta

A. Amphinomidae Hermodice carunculata

Bearded Fire Worm

Small-fleshy-outgrowth-bearing Gift-of-Hermes Doubtful-law

Amphinomida is an order of marine polychaetes. The order contains two families:

Amphinomidae Lamarck, 1818

Euphrosinidae Williams, 1852

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Amphinomidae, also known as the bristle worms or sea mice, are a family of marine polychaetes, many species of which bear chaetae mineralized with carbonate. The best-known amphinomids are the fireworms, which can cause great pain if their toxin-coated chaetae are touched or trodden on. Their relationship to other polychaete groups is somewhat poorly resolved.

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Hermodice carunculata, the bearded fireworm, is a type of marine bristleworm belonging to the Amphinomidae family, native to the tropical Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.

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