This may look like it comes from another planet but it is in fact a tiny creature from our deepest oceans. Known as a Polychaete (scale worm), it survives intense sea pressures around hydrothermal vents
This is the spectacular Sagaminopteron ornatum, sometimes known as the "Batwing Slug" because of its greatly enlarged wing-like parapodia. PHOTO Coffs Harbour region, northern New South Wales, December 1990. Photo: Bill Rudman.