Magnificent Feather Duster
Bristle worm. Saltwater. Feather Duster Worms. This is by far the largest with a double, circular crown of radioles up to 10 cm.
To be confused with
- Yellow Fanworm Notaulax occidentalis.
Size: 8 to 15 cm.
Colour: The crown is colored in shades of brown with several series of spots forming bands of brown with light spots. The coloring of the pattern is highly variable, and can range from brown to dark purple, mahogany, gold or tan.
Shape: Double, circular crown of radioles.
Habitat environment and ecology
Inhabits reefs. Lives on reefs, sand and gravel bottoms and from coral heads.
BES-eilanden: St. Eustatius.
[Marion Haarsma, march 2016]
- Humann, P., & DeLoach, N. (2002). Reef Creature Identification:
Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas (p. 420). Jacksonville (FL): New World