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Christmas Tree Feather Worm

Spirobranchus giganteus


Brilliant blue plumes looks like a fountain.


Coral reefs

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Christmas Tree Feather Worm
Spirobranchus giganteus Spirobranchus giganteus

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NickCook 10 years ago

Hi Laura, thank you so much for the info. I had no idea that these were worm gills. I assume my other 'polyp' photo is not actually a 'polyp'! Every day is a school day!

And yes, that photoblog is mine, I am honoured you remembered the photos. Thanks again :))

LauraMaria 10 years ago

Hi Nick, these aren't coral polyps, but a kind of polychaete worm called a Christmas tree worm! They bore into corals, and those beautiful plumes are actually their gills! I am just curious though, I found this image on another website, on a photo blog, could you confirm whether or not this site is yours? Thanks!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago

Wonderful spotting great blue colors :)

LarsKorb 10 years ago


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Bohol, Philippines

Spotted on Jul 3, 2012
Submitted on Oct 3, 2012

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