A bristleworm living in the sand of the North sea,
near the Flemish coast and Dutch and German coast,
feeding on other worms ans small crustacae,
living between the sand grains.
the eggs of Scoloplos
In march and april, enormous amounts of eggs
can be found on the beech. Probably there are
more then one species of Scoloplos as there
are also Scoloplos worms who produce those
eggs in fall and live in deeper water.
The Scoloplos armiger is a long bristle worm,
reaching more then a diameter in length. There can be more
5000 of them per square meter.
The body consist of segments and most of them have
gills that look like small legs. These gills or parapodia
extract even small amounts of oxygen out of the water.
But these worms can also live without oxygen.
With thanks for this foto, provided by dr. Inken Kruse.
These brown eggs belong to scoloplos armiger, and
are attached with a small mucous tail to the sand.