Lined Fireworm (Pherecardia striata)

Also known as Bristle Worm, Fire Bristle Worm, Marine Fireworm, Marine Wors, Rock Worm, Sea Caterpillar, Sea Mice, Segmented Sea Worm, Segmented Worm, Tubeworm

Description

Also known as Bristle Worm, Fire Bristle Worm, Marine Fireworm, Marine Wors, Rock Worm, Sea Caterpillar, Sea Mice, Segmented Sea Worm, Segmented Worm, Tubeworm.

Found hiding in crevices, under rocks and rubble in seagrass beds of coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on anemones, crustaceans, hard and soft corals.
Length - 20cm
Depth - ?m
Widespread Pacific Ocean

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: x

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