Bobbit Worm (Eunice aphroditois)

Also known as Aphrodite's Worm, Eunice Worm, Giant Reef Worm, Large Elongated Worms, Rainbow Worm, Rock Worms, Sand Striker, Segmented Sea Worms, Segmented Worms, Tubeworms, Wonder Worm

Description

Also known as Aphrodite's Worm, Eunice Worm, Giant Reef Worm, Large Elongated Worms, Rainbow Worm, Rock Worms, Sand Striker, Segmented Sea Worms, Segmented Worms, Tubeworms, Wonder Worm.

Found singly buried in gravel, mud and sand ready to ambush its victims, they do this by using their 5 antenna to sense prey!
They feed on fish and invertebrates.
Wonderful iridescent colours.
Length - 3m
Depth - 1-200m
Widespread Atlantic, Indo-Pacific

Bobbit worms are some of the longest of marine worms.
Waiting for their victims to come along, they reach out and grab their hapless victims in the blink of an eye, so fast that they can slice their victims in two! They also inject their prey with a toxin that stuns or kills its prey.Sea

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. Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eunice_aphroditois

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