Feather Duster Worm (Sabellastarte sp.)

Also known as Fan Worm, Feather Duster, Feather Tube Worm, Indo-Pacific Tube Worm, Marine Worm, Rock Worm, Segmented Sea Worm, Tubeworm

Description

Also known as Fan Worm, Feather Duster, Feather Tube Worm, Indo-Pacific Tube Worm, Marine Worm, Rock Worm, Segmented Sea Worm, Tubeworm.

Found singly or in small groups in cracks or buried in sandy substrate over shallow areas of coral and rocky reefs with moderate surge zone.
They feed on zooplankton.
Colours vary.
Length - ?
Depth - 0-10m
Widespread 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. (edit) Ref: x

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