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Sandcastle worm colony

Phragmatopoma californica

Description:

These honeycombed structures are the result of the worms creating tubes that are glued together. A fascinating animal architecture. The worms are rarely seen and have a length of about 3 inches.

Habitat:

Spotted at the Point Loma Tide Pools in San Diego, California. The shore is rocky with sandstone cliffs nearby see pic 3. The worm inhabits the Californian coast, from Sonoma County to northern Baja California.

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Brian38
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Brian38

San Diego, California, United States

Spotted on Nov 18, 2021
Submitted on Nov 26, 2021

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