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Christmas tree worm

Spirobranchus giganteus

Description:

Very typical in most coral reefs of the world. They are worms that live in a tube embedded in the coral and come out to feed. If they feel any water vibration nearby they quickly slip back into their tube. Exist in many colors.

Habitat:

Red Sea in this case.

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3 Comments

ceherzog
ceherzog 11 years ago

Very wonderful. I might need to learn to scuba dive!

The MnMs
The MnMs 11 years ago

Thanks! I have more pics with many of them of different colors made in anotehr location. I will post them too.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 11 years ago

Fascinating!

The MnMs
Spotted by
The MnMs

البحر الأحممر, Egypt

Spotted on Nov 10, 2009
Submitted on Jun 18, 2011

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