Marine Worms (Amphinomidae)
Segmented Sea Worms, Segmented Worms, Tubeworms, Rock Worms, Fire Worms, Marine Fireworm, Sea Caterpillar.
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Also known as Segmented Sea Worms, Segmented Worms, Tubeworms, Rock Worms, Fire Worms, Marine Fireworm and Sea Caterpillar.
Found on coral and rock reefs amongst sand, rubble and sea grass beds. They hide in recesses, under slabs of rock and corals.
They feed on gorgonians, anemones and stony corals.
Length - 15cm
Depth - 1-40m
Segmented worms are extremely mobile and possess strong jaws for hunting and feeding on their prey.
Some worms are covered in hairs for protection scavenging on the sea floor for detritus. While others are delicate fans protected by their self made tubes, which they retreat back into when threatened, these are filter feeders and feed on plankton.
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