Christmas Tree Worm Reproduction. Spirobranchus giganteus commonly known as the christmas tree worm is a tube building polychaete worm belonging to the family serpulidae anatomy and morphology. In polychaete species there are separate sexes.
Christmas tree worms breed and reproduce similar to fishes. Keeping some distance apart they both release their spermatozoa and eggs into the breeding habitat without leaving their burrowed tubes. While many invertebrates reproduce asexually there are actually male and female christmas tree worms.
The christmas tree worm feeds by trapping plankton and other small particles on their plumes.
Female worms release eggs into the water where male worms have released sperm. Christmas tree worms breed and reproduce similar to fishes. Usually a worm reproduces via fragmentation leaving behind a tail tip stuck to a leaf or other substrate which then develops into an adult. Habitat of the christmas tree worm.