This is a common bristle worm in Norway. It is typically found in shallow waters in sand, gravel and among brown and red algae. Phyllodoce maculata is easily recognised by the characteristic colour pattern when alive. Animals are whitish with some yellow pigmentation behind the eyes and on the posterior margin of the segments. They also have a large brown spot on each segment and on the median part of all dorsal cirri along the body.
Institutionen för marina vetenskaper, Göteborgs Universitet