APHOTOFAUNA

An online educational resource dedicated to the photography of
terrestrial wildlife and their habitats, found across South-West
England and the Devon and Cornwall Peninsula by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Argonemertes sp. (c.f. A. dendyi) - A non-native terrestrial nemertine or Smiling worm
Please note the first of the following specimens has been DNA sequenced at the NHM to determine the species. The species is not Argonemertes dendyi but a similar looking species, this is why it has been given the temporary name Argonemertes sp. cf. dendyi.

A lot more work needs to be done to determine how many similar looking cryptic species might be found in the UK. The new species need to be described and named, the problem is there is hardly anyone that can do this. Other specimens similar to the first have been lumped here, although A. dendyi is reported to be variable in colour.

Non-native terrestrial nemertine
Argonemertes sp. (c.f. Argonemertes dendyi)
- found under timber 1

Non-native terrestrial nemertine
Argonemertes sp. (c.f. Argonemertes dendyi)
- found under timber 2

Non-native terrestrial nemertine
Argonemertes sp. (c.f. Argonemertes dendyi)
- found under timber 3

Non-native terrestrial nemertine
Argonemertes sp. (c.f. Argonemertes dendyi)
- head 2

Species found under timber at Roscadghill Parc, Heamoor, Penzance, Cornwall, 11.04.13. Specimen above was DNA sequenced at the Natural History Museum.

Similar looking specimens

Non-native terrestrial nemertine
Argonemertes sp. (c.f. Argonemertes dendyi)
- specimen A / top view 1

Non-native terrestrial nemertine
Argonemertes sp. (c.f. Argonemertes dendyi)
- specimen A / top view 2

Non-native terrestrial nemertine
Argonemertes sp. (c.f. Argonemertes dendyi)
- B / disturbed folded 1

Non-native terrestrial nemertine
Argonemertes sp. (c.f. Argonemertes dendyi)
- B / disturbed folded 2

Non-native terrestrial nemertine
Argonemertes sp. (c.f. Argonemertes dendyi)
- egg mass 1

Images above taken at Hayle Harbour, Hayle, Cornwall. 08.09.13.

Non-native terrestrial nemertine
Argonemertes sp. (c.f. Argonemertes dendyi)
- side view 1

Non-native terrestrial nemertine
Argonemertes sp. (c.f. Argonemertes dendyi)
- top view 1

Specimen above found on an old Phormium leaf, under trees, in a border planted with Phormium, at Penlee Gardens, Penzance, Cornwall. 27.10.13. SW4697029952.

Non-native terrestrial nemertine
Argonemertes sp. (c.f. Argonemertes dendyi)
- found under timber 4

Non-native terrestrial nemertine
Argonemertes sp. (c.f. Argonemertes dendyi)
- head 1

Non-native terrestrial nemertine
Argonemertes sp. (c.f. Argonemertes dendyi)
- found under timber 5

Non-native terrestrial nemertine
Argonemertes sp. (c.f. Argonemertes dendyi)
- found under timber 6

Non-native terrestrial nemertine
Argonemertes sp. (c.f. Argonemertes dendyi)
- found under timber 7

Non-native terrestrial nemertine
Argonemertes sp. (c.f. Argonemertes dendyi)
- found under timber 8

Non-native terrestrial nemertine
Argonemertes sp. (c.f. Argonemertes dendyi)
- found under timber 9

Non-native terrestrial nemertine
Argonemertes sp. (c.f. Argonemertes dendyi)
- found under timber 10

Non-native terrestrial nemertine
Argonemertes sp. (c.f. Argonemertes dendyi)
- head 2

Specimen found under a large piece of timber found on the quayside at Hayle, Cornwall. 06.08.13. SW5569737344.

See Argonemertes dendyi

APHOTOFAUNA supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project works closely with the following bodies and organisations.

CISFBR or Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation of Biological Recorders

The CISFBR or Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation of Biological Recorders is an independent umbrella organisation supporting independent recorders and recording groups in the county of Cornwall.

Cornish Biodiversity Network

The Cornish Biodiversity Network or CBN is the largest open source wildlife database in Cornwall that sends open source data to the NBN (National Biodiversity Network). It is a new recording system based on the ERICA database, the largest recording resource in Cornwall. The CBN best supports the activities and needs of the independent recording community and recording groups in Cornwall.

NBN National Biodiversity Network

The National Biodiversity Network or NBN is a charity that supports open source data sharing and recording supporting conservation, science and education.
"Why do recorders need open source?". Simply because it supports the core values of wildlife recording and the free use of records and data over a very wide network that includes partners like the Natural History Museum.

Argonemertes geonemertes non native terrestrial nemertine Smiling Worm Nemertea Nemertean egg mass Images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.