Marine Worms (Amphinomidae)
Segmented Sea Worms, Segmented Worms, Tubeworms, Rock Worms, Peacock Fire Worm, Golden Bristle Worm, Golden Fire Worm, Sea Caterpillar.
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Also known as Segmented Sea Worms, Segmented Worms, Tubeworms, Rock Worms, Peacock Fire Worm, Golden Bristle Worm, Golden Fire Worm and Sea Caterpillar.
Found on coral and rock reefs amongst sand and rubble.
They feed on zooplankton and detritus.
Length - 10cm
Depth - 1-20m
Widespread Western Indo-Pacific
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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