Colourful worms

Annelids, more commonly called segmented worms, are a group of organisms with a worm-like body that have no true legs or hard skeleton. They are referred to as the segmented worms because their bodies are divided into small little segments, like multiple rings merged together. Most of the marine annelids are represented by a group called 'polychaetes', which literally translates to 'many bristles'. Other marine worm groups include ribbon worms, fire worms, and flatworms. Polychaetes are a primarily marine group, with less than 2% of their species being found in other habitats. This section mainly showcases colourful and diverse polychaetes in forms one would never guess to be a worm's body!