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Redcollar tubeworms

Filogranella sp.

Ben-Eliahu & Dafni, 1979

Redcollar tubeworms

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Summary

Bristle worm. Saltwater. Feather Duster Worms. Worm colony, which normally consists of dozens of similar rigid tubes sheltering serpulid worms. The worms use their exposed tentacles to catch drifting bits of food. They are extremely sensitive to changes in light and will withdraw completely within a split second if disturbed. The tubes are small, with an inner diameter of a pencil lead, and are usually found in shaded areas underneath coral heads, out of direct sunlight.

To be confused with

- Variegated Feather Duster Bispira variegata
- Ghost Feather Duster Anamobaea sp.

Characteristics

Size: 1-2 cm.
Colour: Whitish, red and bluish at the tips.
Shape: The tubes are small, with an inner diameter of a pencil lead.

Habitat environment and ecology

Inhabits reefs. The tubes are small, with an inner diameter of a pencil lead, and are usually found in shaded areas underneath coral heads, out of direct sunlight.

Distribution range

BES-eilanden: St. Eustatius.

Author

[Marion Haarsma, march 2016]

Literature

- Humann, P., & DeLoach, N. (2002). Reef Creature Identification: Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas (p. 420). Jacksonville (FL): New World Publications.

Categorieën:

Soorten, Borstelwormen

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