Christmas Tree Feather Duster Worm. Christmas tree worms and feather dusters of the suborder sabellida. It has a tubular segmented body of an approximate length of 3 8 cm 1 5 in covered with chaetae small appendages that aid the worm s mobility.
Tubeworms reproduce by discharging eggs and sperm into the surrounding water where fertilization takes place. Also known as burrowing christmas tree fan worm burrowing tree fan worm coco worm fan worm feather duster feather duster worm feather tube worm hard tube coco worm indian tube worm marine worm rock worm segmented sea worm spiral gilled tube worm tubeworm. Found in colonies burrowed into stony corals such as brain coral and porites corals over lagoons and coral reefs.
These tube dwelling worms are filter feeders and are commonly identified by a ring of feathery tentacles extending outwards.
Learn more in our marine life encyclopedia at oceana org marine life subscribe to our. These tube dwelling worms are filter feeders and are commonly identified by a ring of feathery tentacles extending outwards. The worms most distinct features are two crowns shaped like christmas trees. These marine segmented tube bearing worms of the phylum annelida meaning little ring in latin are generally hardy sessile invertebrates that attach themselves to either a rock or in the substrate.