alitta virens



While auditing the books, we came across these monographs of polychaete worms, including a wonderful life size illustration of Alitta virens (included under an outdated name of Nereis virens) - shown with a penny for a size comparison. These worms are known to grow to 4 foot long, so the one illustrated is actually a bit of a tiddler!

Look out for more book based treasures as we continue our audit.