Tubeworm

Discussion in 'ID Requests' started by sharkfin, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. sharkfin

    sharkfin Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    I think she's a Tubeworm, I found her on a longliner ship, was working someplace in cook strait NZ the skipper had never seen one befor, I was stoked when he gave this to me, anyone seen these? out of water
     

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  2. elaflam

    elaflam O. bimaculoides Supporter

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    It looks like a species of Coco Tube worm. The have a beautiful feathery plume that they stick out of the tube to filter feed. As they grow they lay down a layer of calcareous material that makes up the tube. I have a 10 inch one in my reef tank. Cool. It looks like a smoking pipe.
     

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